Positive social impact

Create positive outcomes and making a difference to the communities within which we develop


Making a positive impact demonstrates the benefits that our developments deliver to local communities and improves relationships. 

Path winding through Redrow development


We seek to maximise social value created by our developments. This means helping people connect, feel safe and enjoy the communities we create.   Local stakeholder engagement is fundamental to the success of this and, from the design phase, we work closely with planning authorities, residents and community groups to understand and support local needs. This continues throughout building works when we work to uphold the standards of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Our approach to affordable homes

We build communities that are integrated and accessible to local people. This can include a mix of different housing types and tenures, including low-cost home ownership options. We work with local authorities to identify the right mix of affordable housing for local people. We carefully integrate these homes into our new communities alongside the homes we develop to be sold. 

Affordable new homes

A new community hub

Redrow contributed £1.2 million towards the construction of the Raymond Fenton Community Centre, South Cerney, which is a hub for village interaction providing community space including a café, meeting room Wi-Fi and a hall.

Raymond Fenton Community Centre

Healthy communities

Redrow are a member of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and support its aspirations to promote sustainable development. We worked alongside them providing support in the development of a guidance document which outlines how to create health-promoting environments.

Nature area at a Redrow development

Creating social value

Investing in the new communities we build, starts at the planning stage. By listening to existing local residents and understanding their needs we can deliver long term social and economic impact. We invest in the local economy by creating jobs and training opportunities; working with local subcontractors and suppliers and providing new homes and accessible spaces.

We donate our time and expertise through volunteering and supporting local charities, community groups and engaging with schools and colleges. Being a good neighbour whilst minimising the impact our activities has on the environment is important to us. We are members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, are focussed on the protection of our natural resources and green space with the aim of providing sustainable, connected and thriving communities. 

Edible Ebbsfleet

Residents can also participate in the Edible Ebbsfleet initiative - a series of small scale food growing initiatives in public spaces which offers free access to fruit, vegetables and herbs, encouraging passers-by to pick, share, take home and cook.

Customers tending to food growing in public space

Woodford Garden Village

The new community at Woodford Garden Village demonstrates our placemaking skills at their very best. Designed in keeping with the original garden cities of the early 20th century, Woodford makes it easy for people to connect with nature, is easily navigated on foot or by bicycle and links effortlessly with the surrounding neighbourhood.

Woodford Garden Village

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