The new housing will be built in the Telford and Wrekin area, Herefordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent, north Shropshire, Worcester and the Cherwell district of north Oxfordshire.
The homes form part of Sanctuary’s £500 million investment programme by which it is set to deliver more than 3,600 homes in England. This is going ahead with an investment of nearly £90 million from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Affordable Homes Programme.
In addition to delivering new homes, Seddon is committed to creating new jobs and apprenticeships through the work for Sanctuary. The company estimates it will take on 40 apprentices over the course of the programme.
Seddon Construction managing director Jonathan Seddon says: “We are delighted to be working with Sanctuary to deliver much-needed new affordable homes and create job and training opportunities in local communities. The company has a long and successful history of apprentice recruitment and it is particularly satisfying to be starting the Sanctuary programme in 2012, the year in which we mark Seddon’s 75th anniversary of taking on apprentices.”