Press enquiries

As the UK’s leading developer of new homes for affordable and social rent we welcome enquiries from the media relating to matters of housing and social values / impact.

We can provide case studies, interview opportunities and photography / film to accompany these requests.

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For out of hours media calls, please call the customer service centre on 0800 678 1221, and they'll connect your call to a member of the communications team.​

Who we are and what we do

Orbit is one of the UK’s foremost housing groups creating thriving communities within a growing portfolio of over 45,000 affordable and social rent homes largely throughout the Midlands, East and South of England. For over 50 years we’ve been a force for positive changes, particularly during the country’s continuing housing and residential challenges.

We manage a portfolio of high quality, sustainable homes to over 100,000 customers in differing stages of life, from first timers to enhanced supported living, and are one of the largest builders of affordable homes in the UK.

Our vision is to lead in building thriving communities, and we believe everyone is entitled to a good quality home that they can afford in a place that they are proud to live.

We invest over £5 million each year in our communities to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Through our social value programme we work to create a better society, building affordable homes and doing business in more socially responsible and sustainable ways while lessening the impact we have on our environment, customers, employees, partners, suppliers, investors, and funders.

We have been awarded RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold awards for health and safety and customer safety for the last four consecutive years alongside the RoSPA Highly Commended in the Public Service & Local Government Industry Sector Award 2022, for the work done across Orbit to ensure our colleagues, customers and contractors are kept as safe as possible. We are also proud to be the only affordable housing provider to have achieved BS9997, British Standards in Fire risk management systems, and to have received a Merit in the globally recognised British Safety Council International Safety Awards in 2022, which celebrates organisations which are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice.