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.
06 Feb 2017
Henlade Close, a new Stonewater development of 26 urgently-needed affordable homes for local people in Henlade village, near Taunton, was officially opened today.
03 Feb 2017
A brand new £5 million development of 38 houses for affordable rent for local people was opened today by Stonewater, a leading social housing provider, in Bisley Old Road, Stroud.
03 Feb 2017
A ribbon-cutting ceremony today has marked the completion of 46 affordable homes for local people in Pemberly, a new Stonewater development in Littlemoor, near Weymouth.
02 Feb 2017
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has appointed Rebecca Fleckney, from Tingrith, Bedfordshire, as Development Manager based at the firm’s Milton Keynes office.
01 Feb 2017
By David Blower, Stonewater Executive Director of Corporate Services
26 Jan 2017
Responding to the impact of Government Budget and welfare cuts affecting some of its most disadvantaged residents, leading social housing provider Stonewater has launched the Longleigh Foundation, a new independent national charity.
06 Jan 2017
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater’s homebuilding plans have received a £10.6 million funding boost from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Stonewater Asian Women’s Refuge in Bedford are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable women and their children staying at the shelter this Christmas. The refuge has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at South Hampshire Women’s Refuge in Southampton are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable women and their children staying at the shelter this Christmas. The refuge has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at four of Stonewater’s supported housing projects in Swindon are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable people this Christmas. The Swindon projects team has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Quay Foyer in Hill Street, Poole are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable young people staying at the shelter this Christmas. The Foyer has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Exeter Foyer in Commercial Road are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable young people staying at the shelter this Christmas. The Foyer has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
22 Dec 2016
Staff at Abingdon Foyer in The Square are appealing to members of the community to help bring a little festive cheer to homeless and vulnerable young people staying at the shelter this Christmas. The Foyer has set up an Amazon wish-list of much-needed items which can be purchased online and sent directly to the shelter at the touch of a button.
15 Dec 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has brought some Christmas cheer to house-hunters in the Eastleigh area with the completion of 32 smart new affordable village homes off Winchester Road in Fair Oak.
15 Dec 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has completed the transfer of 92 social rent homes in Plymouth to the city’s largest social landlord Plymouth Community Homes (PCH). The sale includes estate management responsibilities for a further 100 privately owned properties in the area.
14 Dec 2016
Leading affordable housing provider Stonewater has completed four new three-bedroom family homes for affordable rent in Poundbury’s North East Quadrant, on the outskirts of Dorchester.
02 Dec 2016
Stonewater, one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, has retained its A1 credit rating from independent credit ratings agency Moody’s.
23 Nov 2016
"Stonewater welcomes the Chancellor’s plans to double annual capital spending on housing and free-up land supply to tackle the nation’s affordable housing crisis. We’re also cautiously pleased to see a more ‘flexible’ housing programme that responds to local market needs and we look forward to more details on this. It’s good to see the Government putting affordable housing at the centre of this Autumn Statement.
23 Nov 2016
Local families struggling to find low-cost housing in Polegate are benefitting from the opening of 78 affordable Stonewater homes in Shepham Lane.
The Stonewater-funded scheme forms part of The Mill, a new Taylor Wimpey development which includes 182 properties for open market sale.
14 Nov 2016
“We are encouraged by Housing Minister Gavin Barwell’s announcement of an £18 million ‘capacity fund’ to help local authorities tackle planning issues that hold up urgently needed homes from being built on public land. There is a real opportunity here for councils and housing associations to work together to ensure that these developments provide the right mix of affordable homes to meet local needs. This includes homes for low-cost, shared ownership and other tenures. We also hope that splitting up these large chunks of land into smaller development sites will open up the market to smaller, regional developers and their suppliers, creating local jobs for local people.”
Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive Designate, Stonewater
07 Nov 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater has started work on an innovative refurbishment project which will transform boarded-up ground floor parking in a 1990s apartment block on Condor Close in Woolston, Southampton, into two smart new two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent.
28 Oct 2016
Local residents, council members and guests joined social housing provider Stonewater in Buttermere Close, Millbrook last week to celebrate the handover of the organisation’s 1,000th new home since its formation 20 months ago. Stonewater currently owns and manages 30,000 homes across the UK.
25 Oct 2016
A stylish new development of 15 affordable homes at Fairfield Green in Horley was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week (20 October), hosted by Stonewater, a leading social and affordable housing provider.
24 Oct 2016
A ribbon-cutting event this week celebrated the completion of a new development of 25 energy-efficient, affordable rental apartments at Goldcrest Court in Cowplain, Waterlooville.
14 Oct 2016
Affordable housing provider Stonewater has started work on a small rural housing development of 10 affordable homes in Chilcompton village.
13 Oct 2016
Representatives of affordable housing provider Stonewater met with Leeds City Council to celebrate the completion of 10 one-bedroom houses for affordable rent at Parkside, South Parkway in Seacroft, Leeds.
12 Oct 2016
A smart new housing development of nine village homes in Burley-in-Wharfedale is set to address an acute shortage of affordable rental accommodation for local families.
27 Sep 2016
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater met with representatives from Bellway Homes in Sileby near Loughborough, to celebrate the start of construction on 40 new affordable homes on Seagrave Road. The new homes are being built to meet a shortage of affordable housing for local people in the village.
21 Sep 2016
The stock transfer completion of Hamilton Lodge, a development of 24 social housing flats in Rusholme, Manchester, was celebrated this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by representatives from social housing provider Stonewater, place-making organisation One Manchester and local residents.
16 Sep 2016
“The decision to defer the application of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate on supported housing to 2019/20 is welcome, as is the change to under 35s and the commitment to ring-fence additional funding...
14 Sep 2016
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater is hoping to secure funding from the next round of grant funding being allocated by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) under its Shared Ownership Affordable Homes 2016-2021 programme. The HCA is making £4.7 billion of capital grant available to housing associations and private builders and developers to help deliver a minimum of 153,000 affordable homes in England over the next five years.
13 Sep 2016
A completion event in Yeovil has marked the official opening of Newcroft Court, a smart new community of 19 affordable rented Stonewater homes for local people.
25 Aug 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater joined representatives from Swindon Borough Council and housebuilders Mi-space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of 48 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership at St Quentin Close in Stratton-St-Margaret, Swindon. The properties, which are close to the Honda plant in Highworth Road, are being given priority to local people in need of affordable housing in the area.
24 Aug 2016
Current and prospective residents from sheltered housing provider Stonewater’s Cornmill House in Glossop, have picked up advice on everything from personal safety to keeping fit thanks to local cadets.
10 Aug 2016
Representatives from affordable housing provider Stonewater and Borough of Poole met at a ground-breaking event this week to celebrate the start of construction on six new affordable homes at Anjou Close in Bearwood, near Poole.
09 Aug 2016
A smart new community of 28 much-needed affordable Stonewater homes has been opened this week in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire.
19 Jul 2016
Two small developments of affordable rental homes have been opened in Uckfield this week by leading social housing provider Stonewater.
18 Jul 2016
Construction students from Central Sussex College were given a close-up look at construction careers during a VIP tour of Stonewater’s Imperial Mews affordable housing development in Brighton Road, Crawley.
15 Jul 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater, in partnership with Correct Contract Services (CCS), has been awarded a South West Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Award for the successful energy-saving Solar Thermal project on Dodgson Close in Fordingbridge. The award-winning project has provided eight Stonewater residents in an off-gas area of Dorset with more efficient hot water systems.
07 Jul 2016
Leading social housing provider Stonewater, joined Wealden District Council and contractors Trinity Homes to celebrate the opening of a development of five new affordable rental homes for local people living in the Mayfield area. The event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by new residents Becci Stallman and Shaun Gill.
04 Jul 2016
Leading social and affordable housing provider Stonewater has agreed a new £50 million bank loan facility with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to support its housing development programme.
24 Jun 2016
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23 Jun 2016
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and commemorative plaque have marked the opening of leading social housing provider Stonewater’s newly modernised and refurbished regional office in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.
14 Jun 2016
Construction is underway on 153 new affordable homes in Hanwell View, Banbury. The new homes for affordable shared ownership and rent will be built in phases over four years with the first phase due for completion in October this year.
06 Jun 2016
Leading affordable housing provider Stonewater joined representatives from North Dorset District Council, Blandford Forum Town Council, residents and local contractors Parsons & Joyce, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of 13 new affordable Stonewater homes at The Beeches in Blandford.
26 May 2016
Construction has begun on eight new flats for affordable rent at Raglan Close in Aldershot.