Our Business Model
Our business model is designed to be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of our stakeholders and the markets in which we operate, while ensuring long-term financial sustainability and growth.
Partnerships: Lower risk model with high return on capital employed. Our Partnerships division applies our master planning and design capabilities, primarily in an urban environment, with public and private sector partners or through a multi-tenure approach to accelerate delivery.
“I congratulate Countryside on its very impressive partnerships programme, which has undoubtedly done much to make people’s lives better in many parts of London and elsewhere over the last 35 years.”
Cllr Clare Coghill – Leader, Waltham Forest
Housebuilding: Established platform for growth with strong pipeline. Our Housebuilding division applies our master planning and design capabilities predominantly on strategically sourced land through a plan led approach to unlocking sites for development. These are often in partnership with private landowners or public sector partners in new garden communities.
We are making solid investments to support our commitment to modern methods of construction with investment in our own timber frame factories. Off-site construction is integral to meeting our growth plans, securing our supply chain for the future and achieving our sustainability objectives. We already use off-site timber frame construction on 64% of our output and following the successful opening of our first modular panel factory in March 2019, we have progressed plans for our third modular panel factory, which is due to come on stream in late 2021.
Both factories will operate a semi-automated production line, which fabricates a closed panel including all windows, first-fix plumbing and electrical channels, insulation and plasterboard, and combined will give us capacity to deliver up to 5,000 homes per annum. We also operate a traditional open-panel timber frame factory.