West Sussex County Times

Popular Barns Green run gets the go-ahead


Based in Horsham District, Thakeham are community creators committed to people, communitie­s and creating amazing places to live. A leader of the Future Homes Task Force, our Zero Carbon infrastruc­ture-led placemakin­g approach is widely accepted as being at the forefront of community creation in the UK. Thakeham is built on five core values of quality, people, the environmen­t, our partnershi­ps and community.

United Nations' Race to Zero

Thakeham is the UK’s first housebuild­er on the SME Climate Hub to join the United Nations’ ‘Race to Zero’ campaign. We are one of only five housebuild­ers in the constructi­on sector globally to join the ‘Race to Zero’.

Carbon Neutral by 2025

In 2020, Thakeham has launched a new threefold crusade to become Carbon Neutral by 2025. Specifical­ly, the home developer has pledged that every Thakeham home will be zero carbon in lifetime operation; that each home built will be carbon neutral in production; and, Thakeham Group as a whole will also be zero carbon.

Committed to Delivery

Thakeham believes there is excitement in not just delivering homes but also affecting people’s lives in a positive way.

“Our Thakeham home has transforme­d our lives. Every day I look at our home. We’ve been here for a year, but It still makes my daughter and I feel amazing. Everything is perfect.” Lee Roberts Resident in a Thakeham-created Community

Awarded Maximum Five Star Customer Satisfacti­on

Thakeham Homes has been awarded a five-star customer satisfacti­on rating for a second year in succession. The HBF (Home Builders Federation) National New Homes customer satisfacti­on survey is the industry’s most rigorous independen­t survey.

Thakeham Places Community Trusts at the Heart of New Communitie­s

Thakeham Group, has partnered with the Plunkett Foundation to establish new community trusts at the very heart of their developmen­ts. The partnershi­p will pioneer a new methodolog­y that will model how to best establish a community trust to create vibrant, resilient and sustainabl­e places to live and work. Community trust businesses currently have a 95% long-term survival rate. This proven resilience secures vital local services that bring communitie­s together.

Seeley Copse

Thakeham has mobilised and partnered with contractor­s throughout the South East to deliver a new purpose-built ecological hub and study centre on the Goodwood Estate in Chichester, West Sussex. The Seeley Copse Study Centre will be the region’s most exciting environmen­tal resource of a lifetime. The centre will reach many more local young people, including under privileged families and people with disabiliti­es.

£4 million School to Open this Year

The new Thakeham-built £4 million Woodgate Primary School opens this year. The 210-pupil school at Pease Pottage in West Sussex will offer five classrooms, a main hall, library, multifunct­ional space and a special educationa­l needs room. This will save a local school threatened with closure, and will be completed before the developmen­t.

The Thakeham Family

People are Thakeham’s most important asset. Thakeham operates a thriving graduate recruitmen­t programme and supports the Movement to Work initiative to help young people secure work. Thakeham has signed the HBF Mental Health Charter and recently organised a health and wellbeing programme during Lockdown. A Bronze Armed Forces Covenant signatory and supporter of armed force’s charity Mission Motorsport, Thakeham operates a Talent for Developmen­t outreach campaign for military veterans and college leavers.

Committed to Advancing Sustainabi­lity

Thakeham has been acknowledg­ed for its highlevel commitment to advancing sustainabi­lity within the industry, with the award of Gold level accreditat­ion with The Supply Chain Sustainabi­lity School (SCSS). SCSS is an award-winning industry collaborat­ion to encourage companies to enable sustainabl­e business operations throughout the supply chain.

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