Orbit’s vision is simple - we lead in building thriving communities. We believe everyone is entitled to a good quality home that they can afford in a place that they are proud to live.
Orbit was established in 1967 by two people on a park bench, contemplating how to tackle homelessness. Five decades on, we are one of the largest builders of affordable homes, placing customers and communities at the heart of what we do.
Today, over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our aim is to ensure the homes we provide and the places we create are good quality, affordable and safe. We also play an active part in the neighbourhoods where we work, supporting local economies and social activity within communities.
We are a commercial organisation with a strong social purpose and we reinvest our profits to improve the quality of our homes and services. We help improve the communities where we work by building safe and sustainable living environments and places that contribute to our customers’ happiness, health and wellbeing and enabling them to have better days.
We’ve built a diverse, open and inclusive culture where all perspectives are valued. We’re always working hard to make Orbit the best place to work for our 1,200 employees. We have an active People agenda that plans to build on our continued success as a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company.
Our future plans ensure that we will embrace new technologies, skills and partnerships as they become available to us. We will continue to focus on safety and quality standards, whist increasing our engagement with customers to ensure Orbit adds real value by enriching lives in the local communities where we work.