The two companies have begun working in joint venture on developments in Didcot, Oxfordshire and in Southwater, West Sussex.
At Didcot, Miller Homes and Wates have started a 163-unit development. At Southwater, a reserved matters application has been submitted for 193 properties in the village, which is south of Horsham.
Wates Developments managing director Martin Leach said: “We have been steadily building our relationship with Miller Homes over the last year. Having sold a piece of consented residential land to them at Bracklesham in West Sussex, we are delighted to have taken this further step, establishing these initial joint ventures and look forward to working on many more together. As the Wates Development business grows, we are delighted to increase the scope of our HBJV partners, including financially strong, high quality firms such as Miller Homes, alongside our established relationships.”
Miller Homes Southern regional operations director Tracey Lee said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Wates Developments, combining the strengths of both organisations through an innovative business model to bring forward new residential development in southern England. We are confident this will provide a platform for developing further opportunities together.”