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Galliford Try secures £100m affordable housing deals

Including work on the old St Clement's Hospital site, London.

The UK house-building and construction group Galliford Try has secured contacts worth £100m in affordable housing. The first contract, worth £23m, won by the company’s partnerships division, is related to the development of the Gallions Quarter in east London.

Work under this contract includes construction of 170 homes in the second phase of the 700-home development, which also includes commercial and retail premises as part of a major regeneration programme of the area commissioned by the London Development Agency.

Work under the second project, worth £52m, includes redevelopment of the old St Clement’s Hospital site in Mile End, east London. The contract provides for a minimum of 223 homes, including provision of 21 homes to be granted to London’s first Community Land Trust, as well as a further 54 affordable homes. The remaining 148 homes will be sold via the Linden Homes brand.

The company also secured a contract worth £11.8m from the Festival Housing Association to build a new 101-apartment retirement village in Malvern, Worcestershire.

In addition, it also secured a contract worth £12m to build 165 homes for Northumberland County Council across two sites at Blyth and South Newsham.

Meanwhile, the Homes and Communities Agency has confirmed Galliford Try as the successful bidder for the regeneration of Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol.

Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try, said:

Galliford Try’s strong record in regeneration projects has been instrumental in securing us these significant contracts. We will continue to work with our partners in government and the housing industry to provide much-needed affordable housing wherever we can.