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Our commitment to affordable housing goes beyond brick and mortar. It’s not only about providing the opportunity for everyone to have a place to call home, but fostering thriving communities where individuals and families can flourish.

Artist: Esther Coombs Location Imperial Mews, Cradley
Artist: Esther Coombs, Location: Imperial Mews, Cradley

The way the space between homes is treated makes a huge difference to people who live there, and over the past decade our installations have provided places where communities can gather, socialise and grow.

Public art was first introduced at our developments in 2012 by Raglan, which has continued following our merger with Jephson to become Stonewater in 2015.

Community engagement is at the heart of our mission to offer high-quality services for people who need them most. That’s why we look to commission attractive, meaning public art at our new developments to give customers a sense of pride in their community.


The Blunden Prize

Every year we hold the Blunden Prize – a national public art competition to give both established and emerging artists from all over the country the chance to deliver public art at our developments.

We also explore ways to make our installations accessible to all, so that everyone can enjoy art regardless of their circumstances.

2022-23 winner Patrick Walls said: “The team at Stonewater are really supportive and the Blunden Prize has given me the opportunity to develop ambitious ideas for public art across five different sites; each sculpture specific to its location yet forming a collective body of work.” 

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