The team

Relish is part of what every member of the team at Worthing homes carries out.


From the outset, residents have been at the heart of this initiative. The families taking part in phase 1 all had similar occupancy levels and patterns, but were very different in their lifestyles and living habits. This set new and exciting challenges particularly with ways in which to maintain momentum throughout the 12 month programme.

Phase 2 was a much bigger programme, involving over 150 households, during which we deployed different techniques to engage residents and other stakeholders such as contractors including a Relish™ demonstration home, group sessions, a wider team of advisors (including resident advocates) and mini ‘competitions’.



Worthing Homes is a housing provider based in West Sussex, where they manage a housing stock of 3,500 homes.

Faithorn Farrell Timms (FFT) is a multi-disciplinary practice established in 2001. FFT disciplines include building and quantity surveying and professional and contract consultancy services.

The Rydon Group is a construction, development, maintenance and finance group operating throughout the south of England. Rydon Maintenance has a background in property refurbishment, estate regeneration and property maintenance.

During Relish™ phase 1, The Knowledge Transfer Partnership at the University of Brighton worked in collaboration with The Rydon Group focusing on product research, quantitative analysis and resident liaison.


Constructing Excellence is the organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction and improving industry performance resulting in a demonstrably better environment. During September 2009, Constructing Excellence launched their new Innovation in Practice initiative with the Relish™ phase 1 pilot being the first of six projects to be selected. As the first project to be awarded this status, Constructing Excellence have profiled Relish™ during its launch.

Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)

Alison Mathias from the HCA has been a keen advocate of Relish™ and has been supporting and promoting the dissemination of the projects outcomes.


Relish™ has received support from Charles Hendry MP who is keen to explore the options for low-cost low carbon refurbishment and Tim Loughton, as local MP for East Worthing and Shoreham.