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Media 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.

Our communications team can be contacted from Monday to Friday during normal office hours (9am - 5pm) at media@orbit.org.uk. 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.

Orbit’s dedication to providing value to its customers and employees has won recognition in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the not-for-profit sector. We have been awarded RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold awards for health and safety and customer safety for the last three consecutive years, and are proud to have achieved BS9997, fire risk management system (FRMS).