We are delighted to announce a contract win and new client relationship with affordable housing provider Home Group, which sees Leighton become the company’s strategic partner for the long term provision of their online presence and mobile application development.

The contract, with one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services, will lead to the creation of up to ten new development jobs at our County Durham headquarters over the course of the agreement. The partnership’s first product – a Home Group housing sales site at www.buyahomehg.com – is now live.

Having formerly marketed new housing developments through individual sales offices, the new site enables Home Group to market all of their developments online through a fresh and aspirational site. The site contains a user friendly search facility, up to the minute sales information and provides additional support and advice for buyers.

Of the contract, Home Group’s director of IS, David Redpath, said: “After an extensive UK-wide tender process we are delighted to award this contract to Leighton, and look forward to working together as we move forward with our IS strategy.”

Leighton’s CEO Lyle McCalmont, said: “We are really excited to be working with Home Group on such a key part of their information services strategy at time of significant growth for them. All of the team at Leighton are looking forward to sharing our digital expertise and passion for customer experience with our latest client on this exciting programme of online development.”