20 Sep 2017
A former empty office building and surrounding car park and land opposite Bracknell & Wokingham College in Larges Lane, Edenfield, is set to be demolished and transformed into 48 urgently-needed affordable homes in the town.
19 Sep 2017
"We very much welcome Sajid Javid’s announcement of plans to bring forward a Green Paper on social housing in England.
11 Sep 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has moved its regional offices from Leominster to new premises in Hereford. The move, celebrated with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, is part of the organisation’s office rationalisation programme that will create efficiency savings which can be reinvested into customer services and building more affordable homes across Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.
Stonewater’s response to Local Government Association (LGA) calls for the Government to bring forward its Housing White Paper commitment
01 Sep 2017
"We support the LGA’s calls for the Government to bring forward its Housing White Paper commitment for nationally-set planning fees to be increased, and for the Government to commit to testing a fair and transparent scheme of local fee setting.
30 Aug 2017
A street party event this week has given local residents a chance to get to know their new neighbours at Fosse Park Road, Stonewater’s brand-new affordable housing development in West Hendford, Yeovil.
29 Aug 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has appointed Catherine Evans as its new Head of Supported Housing.
09 Aug 2017
Construction has started on a new development of 49 Stonewater homes in Shefford to help tackle the shortage of affordable homes in the area.
07 Aug 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has signed a $150 million funding facility to help drive its ambitious housing development programme which is set to deliver 2,765 new homes across England by 2021. Stonewater secured the loan facility from Pricoa Capital Group, the principal asset management arm of US financial services group Prudential Financial.
Longleigh Foundation funds housing association’s national digital project to help older residents go online
01 Aug 2017
National grant-giving charity Longleigh Foundation, has awarded a £14,350 grant to fund social housing provider Stonewater’s country-wide programme of digital taster days aimed at helping its retirement living residents go online and maximise the benefits of the internet.
17 Jul 2017
Stonewater has been named Regional Housing Association Landlord of the Year at the South West Regional Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards 2017 for excellence and best practice in delivering energy improvements in a housing project for vulnerable people in Poole, Dorset.
15 Jul 2017
Rural Housing Week (3-7 July) was marked in Deddington with the completion of the first six of 30 much-needed Stonewater affordable homes for local people struggling to find housing in the village.
14 Jul 2017
A delegation of housing professionals from Hong Kong was in Nottingham last week (7 July) for a VIP tour of Abbey Lodge, a retirement living scheme for the over 55s in Beeston, owned and operated by social housing provider Stonewater.
11 Jul 2017
To mark the start of the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week (3-7 July), social housing provider Stonewater has given representatives from Chichester District Council, North Mundham Parish Council and other guests, a progress tour of a new development of 25 much-needed affordable homes off School Lane in Stoney Meadow, North Mundham.
Rural housing week sees start of construction on 20 affordable homes for local people in Long Itchington
07 Jul 2017
Social housing provider Stonewater celebrated the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week (3-7 July), with the start of construction on 20 affordable village homes for local people in Long Itchington.
05 Jul 2017
The completion of 10 new affordable homes at Parsonage Lane in Chilcompton has marked the start of Rural Housing Week (3-7 July) and a successful 25-year construction partnership between social housing provider Stonewater and village-based builders Winsley White.
03 Jul 2017
Former First Wessex Finance, Governance and ICT Director Patrick Symington has joined the Board of social housing provider Stonewater as a new non-executive director and Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee. He will have responsibility for overseeing and reporting to the Board on risk management and the organisation’s audit function.
29 Jun 2017
Reception to Year 6 pupils at Evercreech Church of England Primary School in Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet, have taken part in a real-life democratic vote which will affect their local community forever.
28 Jun 2017
Three locally famous faces – immortalised in heavy metal by artist Steve Tomlinson – helped mark the opening of Stonewater’s new development of 60 affordable rental and shared ownership homes in Kenavon Drive in Reading. The faces are part of an art installation at the entrance of Kings Mead, a new 192-home development close to the town centre. The Stonewater scheme is the largest affordable housing scheme to be built in Reading in recent years.
26 Jun 2017
Construction has reached the half-way point on a new development of 14 much-needed affordable village homes in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, near Yeovil.
09 Jun 2017
It’s a result that creates uncertainty, however, both Labour and Conservative parties share an ambitious commitment to tackling the nation’s affordable housing crisis and we hope they will work together to keep housing at the top of the Government’s agenda. We look forward to working with the new Government at all levels to help shape the detail of housing policy so we can build the decent, affordable homes that are so badly needed.
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater
01 Jun 2017
Shire horses from Hook Norton Brewery met some of their new neigh-bours in Hook Norton village near Chipping Norton, where leading social housing provider Stonewater has recently completed 20 much-needed affordable homes.
18 May 2017
We’re pleased to see an all-party focus on mixed-tenure affordable housing and some ambitious housebuilding targets at a time when 1.2 million people in England are on a waiting list for social housing - and thousands more struggle to make the leap to their first independent home. However, the devil is in the detail and matching ambition with successful delivery will require investment in the right type of housing, in the right place, to meet local needs.
10 May 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of construction on 99 new affordable homes in Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby. The much-needed properties are being built for local people struggling to find housing in the area.
09 May 2017
Work is underway to transform the former site of the Citizen’s Advice office building and some unused scrubland in Lagland Street, Poole, into two smart new developments of affordable apartments.
05 May 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has celebrated the transformation of a boarded-up ground floor parking area in a 1990s-apartment block in Woolston, Southampton, into much-needed affordable rental homes.
04 May 2017
Construction is under way on 60 new affordable rent and shared ownership homes off London Road on the edge of Fairford, near Lechlade.
02 May 2017
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater has appointed Joanna Gooch from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, as Assistant Director for Housing Strategy and Transformation. Joanna will provide strategic development of Stonewater’s retirement living and wider social housing services.
02 May 2017
Stonewater’s Asian Women’s Refuge in Bedford is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the shelter into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
South Hampshire Women’s Refuge in Southampton is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the shelter into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Abingdon Foyer situated in The Square is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the foyer into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the foyer into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Quay Foyer in Hill Street, Poole is appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the foyer into independent living over the next few months.
02 May 2017
Four of Stonewater’s supported housing projects in Swindon are appealing to the community for kitchenware, crockery, white goods, bedding and other basic household items which are urgently needed by residents moving from the projects into independent living over the next few months.
01 May 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the completion of 27 village homes for affordable rent and shared ownership at its new cul-de-sac development Springfield Close in Pawlett, near Bridgwater in Somerset.
Stonewater response to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report for the Housing – State of the Nation inquiry published 28 April 2017:
28 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017
The former Pig & Whistle pub, off Parkway in Bridgwater, has been officially reopened this week as a stylish new development of 17 much-needed affordable rental homes for local people.
11 Apr 2017
A Southampton women’s refuge has secured funding to pay for a vital recovery programme aimed at helping victims of domestic abuse regain their lives.
29 Mar 2017
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has retained its top G1/V1 governance and viability ranking from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
24 Mar 2017
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has visited Gardeners End in Bilton to talk to social housing provider Stonewater about how affordable shared ownership schemes can help struggling first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder.
22 Mar 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has marked the official opening of 23 affordable new Stonewater homes near Siddington village. The new rental and shared ownership properties which have been financed by social housing provider Stonewater are part of a 55-home development by Bloor Homes, named The Gateway.
13 Mar 2017
Construction has begun on a smart new rural development of 30 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership at Maesdown Road in Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet.
10 Mar 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater and housebuilder Bloor Homes have completed the first homes at a much-needed new development of 43 affordable homes in Princess Way, Amesbury.
09 Mar 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has marked the completion of six stylish new Stonewater homes for affordable rent and shared home ownership in Welford-on-Avon.
08 Mar 2017
Two women are killed every week in England and Wales by abusive partners. International Women’s Day this week (8 March) offers an opportunity to reflect on the hugely valuable services provided by women’s refuges and shelters in the community. But these safe havens are struggling to survive. Since 2010, 17% of all refuges in England have closed while domestic abuse-related crimes were reported up by 61% between 2013 and 2016.
08 Mar 2017
We welcome the Chancellor’s multi-million pound education and training provision in this Budget to boost productivity.
03 Mar 2017
A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the start of construction on Stoney Meadow, a brand-new Stonewater development of affordable homes in North Mundham, near Chichester.
02 Mar 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has celebrated the opening of Rosebank, a smart new development of Stonewater affordable homes built on a former disused industrial estate in Millfield, Chard.
01 Mar 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has celebrated the start of construction on 30 new energy-efficient affordable homes on Banbury Road in Deddington village, near Banbury. The new rental and shared ownership properties are part of a larger 85-home development, named Deddington Grange, by housebuilder David Wilson Homes.
13 Feb 2017
Social housing provider Stonewater has introduced Stonewater Homes, a specialist service for its home ownership and market rent customers. Stonewater Homes will sell, manage and maintain Stonewater’s open market homes and estates and provide after sales services.
08 Feb 2017
For years, the Government’s house-building programme has focused on home-ownership, ignoring one in three Britons who cannot afford to buy. Yesterday’s Housing White Paper is a step in the right direction and indicates a shift in Government housing strategy towards a more balanced approach to building new homes which meets the needs of people in all financial circumstances. It is good to see a focus now on creating more low-cost rental homes as well as proposals to speed up housing construction and free up public land and brownfield sites for more affordable housing across all tenures.