The North Dorchester Consortium

The North Dorchester Consortium comprises two companies; Grainger and Charles Church. Together, they share a vision for the North Dorchester Garden Community and are working closely with the local landowners to deliver a long-term solution to Dorchester’s future housing, employment and infrastructure needs.

Both Grainger and Charles Church possess the resources and track record to deliver.

Charles Church

Charles Church has been building high quality new homes in the south of England for the past 50 years. Now a subsidiary of the Persimmon Homes Group, the Charles Church brand complements and differentiates itself from Persimmon by delivering larger, higher specification homes in premium locations across the UK.


Grainger has been operating for over 100 years and initially managed affordable, tenanted accommodation. Now, with circa 9,000 tenanted properties across the UK, the company has diversified to extend its brand of long term and stable investment in communities through direct development of private and social rented developments, alongside market housing. As a long- term investor in its own developments, it is committed to acting as both a creator and custodian of great places.