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What’s our mission? To create amazing places.

We do this by striving to make a positive and lasting impact everywhere we go. We build and enhance green, safe, sustainable neighbourhoods with infrastructure for the long term.

We look after our people and their families, providing the training and jobs that enable growth. Building pathways to future prosperity by developing powerful and enduring partnerships with local authorities, social housing providers, landowners and more.

Our journey so far

Our Journey started when Barwood Homes Ltd. was incorporated. We had 3 members of staff and started to build new homes across
the Midlands, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
Alterx becomes an investor. Alterx is a value investor in all sectors of the European real estate market and
provides advisory services on real estate investment opportunities.
We welcomed a new Managing Director, Luke Simmons to the company.
In that last few years, we have doubled the number of homes built, delivering 109 homes in 2021. Our ambition and strategy
to grow the business to 450 plots a year by 2026 through broadening our offer of tenures in all markets is on track.
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We rebranded to Cora. Our outlook is changing, and as our company looks to the future, we wanted to create a more people-centric brand that better reflects our values and focus on Sustainability.

As a business, we are proud to announce that we joined the UN Race to Zero campaign, pledging to reach net zero by 2050.
Our first sustainability report was published in January along with the launch of our new trainee and apprenticeship scheme. Modern Methods of Construction begins lowering embodied & operational carbon by up to 75%.
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Our People

At Cora, we believe in working with a team you can trust.

Buying a new home is such a milestone and we want to be with you every step of the way.

Our operating principles

We take urgent action together

As a responsible developer, we play our part in combating climate change and its impacts. We commit to cutting our greenhouse gas emissions, including a 50% reduction by 2030.

We work hard to create a dynamic workplace

A vibrant, collaborative and transparent workplace focused on smart financial management and sustainable decision making.

We respect our collective home

We take action to protect biodiversity and to put back more into the natural environment than we take out.

We work in partnership

To deliver partnerships that impact and extend beyond the homes we build, enabling our customers and our communities to lead healthier and more environmentally conscious lives.

We innovate for good

We develop and invest in building innovations and techniques to reduce our impact on the planet. In doing so, our customers live in high-quality homes designed for energy efficiency and ease of maintenance.

We build opportunities for others

We recognise our industry is not as inclusive as it should be. We actively promote opportunities for our people, our partners and our communities to develop skills, grow industry expertise and gain employment.

Our supply chain

At Cora, we work closely with our partners for a sustainable future and ensure we maintain a sustainable supply chain. From the materials we buy, to the initiatives in place to reduce waste on our site – everything has been carefully thought of.

Latest news

Find out the latest news and updates from across the business and our communities.
Building excellent homes for our customers

“We are working to create a better society, building energy-efficient homes and climate-resilient communities in more socially responsible and sustainable ways, lessening the impact we have on our environment and building innovative partnerships to deliver these outcomes.”

Luke Simmons, Managing Director

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