e² Consortium

Image logo of the e² Consortium Logo Orwell leads a consortium of five housing associations collectively called e² (pronounced 'e squared'). The consortium comprises Orwell Housing Association, Havebury Housing Partnership, Saffron Housing Trust (formerly South Norfolk District Council), Freebridge Community Housing Trust (formerly Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council), Colchester Borough Homes (which is an arm's length management organisation of Colchester Borough Council) and Greenfields Community Housing based in Essex.

Orwell provides development services for these organizations, with Orwell securing grant funding from the Homes & Communities Agency both for itself and its partners.

Additionally, the organisations jointly purchase and deliver training of mutual interest to staff, board members and tenants and are moving to a wider joint procurement strategy as well as formal arrangements to share information.

During 2011 e² submitted a bid for funds from the Regulator of Social Housing (formerly HCA) under their Affordable Homes Programme 2011-2015; The bid was successful and e² was awarded £14 million to build 770 new affordable homes across East anglia over the next 4 years.

As part of the commitment of e² to full transparency of public expenditure, details of all costs incurred in building the 770 homes funded by the HCA can be viewed (to the right) and downloaded below:

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