Fair housing,

for everyone

We are Goscombe and we are in business to do things differently.

We believe that housing affordability is integral to the welfare of both our communities and society.

So, we are motivated to create powerful social impact through innovations in homebuilding.

The problem we’re aiming to solve is bigger than us, and it’s growing.

An estimated 8.4 million people in England are living in unaffordable, insecure, or unsuitable housing.

Our nation needs in excess of 300,000 new homes to be built every year, including at least 145,000 affordable homes, along with an urgent need to build more social housing.

There is a crisis of both accessibility and affordability that is having a profound impact on the fabric of our society.

Understanding the problem.

2.5m

people in England are unable to afford their rent or mortgage.

1.7m

people in England are in unsuitable housing, including families and the elderly.

400k

people in our nation are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Our challenges are interconnected.

Home

The gap between wage levels and house prices is widening. Demand for homes is increasing and we are not building enough homes to meet demand.

Work

Employment longevity and security have decreased.   Work and housing-related relocations are on the increase.

 

Community

As people move more frequently, due to work or housing pressures, our communities become more ‘distanced’, and less cohesive.

We believe that business can be a force for good.

At Goscombe, we are pioneering in ways to leverage homebuilding as a vehicle to deliver powerful social impact.

We create beautiful high-quality affordable homes, but instead of accumulating all our profits, we redistribute our success in ways that will meaningfully benefit households, communities, our partners, and society.

Our Model. Innovation in, impact out.

Create

For every home that we create and sell affordably, the profit from that sale allows us to build a second home, effectively at zero cost. We retain each of these second homes. We call this One4One.

Grow

We lease each home that we retain affordably.
It’s that income that enables us to fuel positive social impact. The more homes we lease the more ‘good’ we are able to do.

 

Share

We redistribute that income, to our charitable partner, to provide skills training, apprenticeships, employment,  people support and advocacy, to strengthen communities and reverse inequality.

We empower others.

We know that business can be a force for good, but we also know that where our skills end, others must begin. That is why we work with our charity partner to leverage the potential Goscombe creates.

We redistribute our profits to resource our charitable partner, empowering them to utilise their skills and experience in delivering life-changing initiatives to the communities in which we work.

We are committed.

Alistair Wickens

Chief Executive

Tim Earey

Head of Social Impact

Paul Edmonds

Head of Operations

Graham Precey

Advisory Board
Environment and Sustainability

Eric Kihlstrom

Advisory Board
All-Age Living

Steve Jupp

Advisory Board
Technology

Ben Ellis

Advisory Board
Planning & Development

Michelle Taylor

Project Manager

Nicholas Chapkins

Lead Architect

Our 10 year

ambitions

NEW HOMES

OF LOCAL ECONOMIC VALUE

AFFORDABLE RENT HOMES

INDIVIDUALS REHOUSED

JOBS CREATED

OF LOCAL SOCIAL VALUE

We believe in partnership.

"Goscombe has the potential to radically change the way affordable housing is delivered and sustainable communities are created".

Homes England

"We are regularly approached by modular manufacturers, but we like to work with Goscombe because of your social impact."

Eastbourne Borough Council

"Goscombe has the potential to make a serious dent on a number of social issues across the town."

Councillor, Eastbourne Borough Council

"I am also interested in your model on the basis that it deliberately places sustainable communities and positive social impact at the centre of your activities."

Head of Development, Homes England