Social housing provider moves regional offices to Coventry

Leading social housing provider Stonewater, which owns and manages 9,025 homes in the West Midlands, has moved its regional office from Leamington Spa to new state-of-the-art premises at the Enterprise Centre in Coventry University Technology Park, Coventry. The event was marked this week by a ribbon-cutting ceremony which was attended by The Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry, Councillor Tony Skipper.

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Stonewater’s relocation to Coventry is part of an office rationalisation and digital transformation programme aimed at streamlining business processes and enhancing customer services. The move is expected to create significant efficiency savings which the organisation will reinvest in its housing services and in building more affordable housing.

The 400 sq m open plan offices will support around 80 staff including Stonewater’s IT, human resources, finance, and change innovation and performance service delivery teams. The purpose-designed offices are enabling the housing organisation to transition to digital working and to accommodate more flexible and mobile workstyles. The new space provides a variety of modern work settings, including open plan desks, hot desks and drop-in benches, plus semi-private and private meeting rooms, all equipped with the latest connectivity and audio-visual equipment.

“We’re delighted with these excellent new premises in The Enterprise Centre,” says Stonewater Chairman George Blunden. “We now have a comfortable and purpose-fit workplace which supports our shift to digital working and smarter, more efficient business processes. What this means for our customers is significant efficiency savings which can be invested into better services and building more affordable homes.”

Stonewater manages 877 properties in the Coventry area and is currently building 24 affordable homes as part of Bellway Homes’ nearby scheme at Hunts Lane in Desford.

The Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry, Councillor Tony Skipper, says: “We are delighted to welcome Stonewater to Coventry.

“The University Technology Park is an ideal location for any business and I am sure they will go from strength to strength. It is yet another sign of how more and more firms are looking to Coventry as the place to invest and to create a bright future for their organisation and their workforce.”