02 Apr 2019
Leading national housing association, Stonewater, has partnered with Community Forest Trust (CFT) to plant trees as it builds more affordable homes.
25 Mar 2019
Guinness and Stonewater, two major social housing providers, have signed their Strategic Framework Agreement with Homes England. The government agency is to provide £224m of funding for the two organisations to begin building 4,500, high-quality, affordable homes by 2022.
19 Mar 2019
The Grade II listed former Cookridge Hospital building will be converted into 30 affordable homes as Stonewater embark on construction at Oak Park Lane on Friday afternoon (15 March). The development is being delivered in partnership with Strategic Team Group and Leeds City Council with funding from Homes England and the Recycled Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).
18 Mar 2019
Stonewater, one of the UK’s largest housing associations has completed the transfer of housing stock to Nottingham-based housing association, Tuntum. Residents joined the two affordable home providers at Churchfield Terrace to celebrate the completion of the sale and transfer of a retirement living scheme on Friday afternoon (8 March 2019).
15 Mar 2019
Stonewater has purchased a development site with planning consent for 32 new homes in Birstall, Leeds.
13 Mar 2019
In politically uncertain times, Stonewater welcomes the continued focus on tackling the UK’s housing crisis in today’s Spring Statement.
08 Mar 2019
Residents at Alfred Davey Court in Brighton, celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme on Thursday (7 March), enjoying a special brunch with guests including local stakeholders.
07 Mar 2019
During the south east’s biggest housing event, Total Housing 2019, held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, leading national housing association Stonewater hosted a fringe event for housing professionals to discuss the chronic housing shortage in the south east on Wednesday, 6 March.
05 Mar 2019
Stonewater is making progress towards finalising a £100 million loan from the European Investment Bank. In our view, the proposed deal offers significant benefits to our business and our tenants. There are risks, but we are clear on what these are and how they will be managed.
01 Mar 2019
Best Companies and 24housing have revealed the top 25 housing associations to work for in the UK on 1 March, with Stonewater as 25th best housing association to work for. This is a significant accomplishment for the leading affordable home provider, following their recent ranking of 78th in The Sunday Times best not-for-profit companies to work for in the UK 2019 list last month.
27 Feb 2019
"Stonewater welcomes the confirmation by Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse, for a five-year rent settlement of CPI +1% from April 2020, for both housing associations and local authorities. We are pleased that the Government has listened to the sector and introduced a measure that offers the sector financial stability and allows us to plan for the longer-term...
21 Feb 2019
On the evening of 20 February, the Sunday Times announced this year’s 100 Best Companies to work for in the UK, with Stonewater named as the 78th best not-for-profit organisation to work for.
08 Feb 2019
George Blunden, Stonewater’s chair joined locally based staff at the official opening of Stonewater’s new office at Cranfield University Technology Park in Cranfield, Bedfordshire on Thursday afternoon (7 February).
04 Feb 2019
A small town in Leicester welcomed the not-for-profit housing association, Stonewater, as the construction of 45 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership began on Thursday morning (31 January).
24 Jan 2019
Local Stonewater residents were delighted to welcome their local politicians to their homes at Robert Parker Road in Reading this morning (Friday 18 January). Member of Parliament for Reading East, Matt Rodda MP and Cllr Tony Page from Reading Borough Council have spent the morning visiting the leading housing association’s affordable housing development, to see how local housing providers are helping people onto the housing ladder.
23 Jan 2019
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, invited 23 children from Parrett and Axe Primary School to one of their development sites near Windsor Close, Mosterton on Thursday afternoon. (17 January) They learnt about equipment used in construction and building site safety, as part of their understanding of health and safety across the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
16 Jan 2019
In the wake of this week’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons, Stonewater is highlighting the need for politicians to retain focus on tackling the UK’s housing crisis and avoid momentum being lost in the debate over our future relationship with the EU.
15 Jan 2019
Leading social housing provider Stonewater, has launched its first Rent to Buy scheme on 11 January. In partnership with South Somerset District Council, Stonewater’s first new homes development featuring affordable homes for local people taking advantage of Rent to Buy, is nearing completion in Wincanton.
14 Jan 2019
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has received approval for a £100 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will finance investments for a four-year period to enable planned improvements to existing housing stock and the building of new affordable housing.
21 Dec 2018
Volunteer bakers from across Swindon have been baking birthday cakes for homeless young people.
11 Dec 2018
Derby South MP Dame Margaret Beckett took a trip down memory lane by returning to Highgates, a retirement living scheme which she initially opened 31 years ago.
05 Dec 2018
Stonewater celebrated the start of construction on 27 new homes for low-cost rent or shared ownership at Sarazen Gardens on Buckden Road in Brampton, Huntingdon, on Wednesday (28 November).
05 Dec 2018
Residents at The Lodge in Clapham, near Bedford, celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme on Monday (5 December), enjoying a special lunch with guests including local stakeholders.
04 Dec 2018
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater:
22 Nov 2018
Coldwaltham residents welcomed much-needed affordable homes when social housing provider Stonewater cut the ribbon on eight new homes in Shackleton Close on Tuesday afternoon (20 November).
19 Nov 2018
Residents at Chaddesley Court in Dudley celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme on Thursday (15 November), enjoying a special lunch with guests including local stakeholders.
16 Nov 2018
Stonewater has received over £95,000 of funding from Children in Need over three years for two child support workers at both its domestic violence services in South Hampshire and Bedford.
05 Nov 2018
The snip of a pair of scissors marked the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of 19 brand-new affordable Stonewater apartments in Poole town centre this week (29 October).
01 Nov 2018
It’s easy to criticise Budget statements. We can point quite clearly to what could have received more funding in Monday’s Budget, and we can easily articulate where policy attention could have been better focused.
01 Nov 2018
Residents at Tanglewood Lodge in Poole celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme today (1 November), enjoying a special lunch with guests including local stakeholders.
31 Oct 2018
It has been a while since we’ve had a “good news Budget”, and Monday’s budget speech felt like welcome relief.
30 Oct 2018
Guinness and Stonewater, two major social housing providers, are joining Homes England in a new strategic partnership. The government agency is to provide funding for the two organisations to begin building 4,500 additional, high-quality, affordable homes by 2022.
29 Oct 2018
“Today’s Budget was good news for housing, and good news for our residents.
26 Oct 2018
The Budget is rapidly approaching. For Chancellor Philip Hammond, Monday’s upcoming Budget will be the most important of his career to date: he’ll be presenting the final Budget before the UK leaves the European Union, marking another key milestone in the lead up to March 2019.
25 Oct 2018
Supporting a mobile and digitally-enabled workforce has been the driving force behind the official opening this week of social housing provider Stonewater’s new high-tech regional office in Stourbridge.
25 Oct 2018
The Autumn sun shone for resident volunteers at Peter Dyer Court in Mablethorpe last Thursday morning (18 October), when they began bringing new life to their retirement living scheme’s communal garden.
17 Oct 2018
Despite the Prime Minister’s promise to make solving the housing crisis her single most important objective, it’s the ‘B’ word which continues to capture headlines and take centre stage as we hurtle towards the March deadline for leaving the EU.
16 Oct 2018
Sixteen brand-new donated laptops will help pupils at Saint John’s Church of England Academy in Coleford learn essential skills for the future.
16 Oct 2018
S&P Global Ratings has assigned its 'A+' long-term issuer credit rating to UK-based social housing association Stonewater Ltd. John Bruton, Stonewater Executive Director Finance, explains how this was achieved.
15 Oct 2018
International Coming Out Day (11 October) was celebrated in Swindon this week with the launch of Out of the Can+, a LGBTQ+ action youth group at Stonewater’s new Swindon Community Hub on Bath Road. International Coming Out Day aims to raise awareness for the LGBTQ community and the civil rights movement.
08 Oct 2018
A smart new development of 20 affordable Stonewater homes for local people has opened in Lilac View, Long Itchington.
05 Oct 2018
Stonewater has started construction on 27 new affordable homes at Feather Lane in Nuneaton, including eight two- and three-bedroom houses for shared ownership.
03 Oct 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater is celebrating the completion of a £4.8 million affordable homes development for local people in Waterlooville.
01 Oct 2018
Stonewater, in partnership with health game software company SovaCare UK, has piloted an innovative interactive digital ‘experience table’ aimed at helping older residents, including individuals with dementia, improve memory recall, brain function and communication.
27 Sep 2018
Speaking at the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference in Leeds last week, Sue Shirt, Stonewater Executive Director Housing said that "when the CBI says that the lack of decent affordable housing is a real barrier to the success of business and the economy, we know we have a national problem".
24 Sep 2018
Local youth worker Derek George, a concierge officer at the Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road, has been shortlisted for a Foyer Legend Award at the prestigious national Foyer Federation Spark Awards which recognise the achievements and dedication of Foyer staff across the country.
21 Sep 2018
Leading sheltered and supported housing provider Stonewater which owns and manages supported housing projects in Swindon, has been shortlisted for two top accolades at The Foyer Federation’s Spark Awards.
19 Sep 2018
As one of the UK's a leading social housing providers, Stonewater welcomes the announcement. While we await further details, our Board is committed to delivering an ambitious development programme of new affordable homes. The announcement represents a significant pledge by government which will allow us to plan more effectively for the long term and maximise the number of new homes we can build in future.
- Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater
17 Sep 2018
Stonewater has marked national Shared Ownership Week (20-26 September) with the start of construction on 26 affordable homes which include eight low-cost ‘part buy, part rent’ shared ownership properties in Castle Cary.
06 Sep 2018
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of construction on 14 new affordable homes on land next to The Holbrook Club in North Heath Lane, Horsham.