City Champion: Orbit Group

About Orbit Group


Coventry is where is all began for Orbit, and the group is delighted to be sponsoring Coventry City of Culture 2021.

Orbit leads in building thriving communities and is very proud to be part of this event. Formed in 1967, Orbit was created by a small yet pioneering group of businesspeople who wanted to provide more affordable, quality homes in the city.

The passion they felt about the inequality in the access, scale and quality of available housing was channelled into positive action, and Orbit was created. Five decades on, the company is of the largest builders of affordable homes, placing communities at the heart of what it does – but its roots are still firmly placed in Coventry.

Orbit’s commitment to its social purpose goes beyond that of a landlord and developer. As a responsible business, it is committed to improving the long-term prospects of society and the environment. Orbit aims to be a business fit for the future and work to build affordable homes, lessen the impact on the environment, and do business in a more socially and responsible way. Creating spaces which contribute to its customers happiness and wellbeing are part of Orbit’s mission, to lead in building thriving communities.

The City of Culture highlights this vision. Orbit’s people are passionate about impacting their unique, vibrant city for the better and empowering the people of Coventry and beyond. The team has an appetite for innovation, practicing this in their offices and communities every day. They cannot wait to see what changes, partnerships, and collaborations develop from this fantastic celebration. The impact this will have on their city, their communities and their businesses is incredibly exciting to them and they are delighted to be a part of it.


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