Member story – Magenta Living

Magenta Living is a not-for-profit housing provider that owns and manages nearly 13,000 properties. They are the largest affordable housing provider in Wirral, housing just under 10% of Wirral’s population, and also operating across the North West of England.

Over recent years Magenta Living has invested around £200m in properties and they have ambitious plans to build more than 1,000 new homes in the next five years, with 20% of these delivered through modern methods of construction (MMC).

Their Senior Project Manager, Alex Whittle, tells us about their drivers, their challenges and their plans for the future.

Why did you join Building Better? 

One of the biggest challenges for us was making MMC work from a procurement perspective, so we had a compliant route to market. I was tasked with finding a viable framework and we chose Building Better because it felt like much more than just a procurement framework. There’s the opportunity to interact with existing members – we recently met with Platform Housing and Halton Housing – and you get a feel for their journey. There’s a real knowledge void around MMC in the sector and Building Better offers a platform to exchange information and experiences.

Read the full article on the NHF website

Written by Alex Whittle, Senior Project Manager, Magenta Living

This article was originally published on
09 November 2023

Membership of Building Better is open to any housing association or local authority housing provider in England and Wales.