Stonewater opens a new office at Cranfield University complex
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).
This new office marks the successful conclusion of Stonewater’s office rationalisation project to equip their offices with advanced technology and provide digital-savvy office spaces with flexible working conditions. The leading affordable home provider took up the 2000 square feet space which will accommodate a total of 41 employees along with work-stations and drop-in work areas.
Stonewater’s new offices have been designed to accommodate more efficient digital facilities and flexible working space. Well-being of staff has also been reflected in the inclusion of a modern kitchen and adaptable space for relaxation and meetings. The new office also features HD meeting rooms as well as advanced facilities that will increase operational efficiency and improve the customer experience of its residents.
The new well-appointed workspace will be home for a number of Stonewater teams such as Assets, Development and Housing in an environment conducive to providing much-needed more affordable homes across East Anglia and South East to tackle the chronic housing shortage.
Being an influential housing association and a social landlord, this office between Milton Keynes and Bedford will be responsible for 7,000 homes and 17,000 tenants. This new location will reinforce Stonewater’s presence in the East as well as the Milton Keynes area.
Speaking at the opening, Stonewater’s Chair, George Blunden said “I am delighted to declare this office open at this fantastic new space in Cranfield as well as the end of our office rationalisation project. The advanced premises will increase Stonewater’s capacity to take on more exciting and much-needed projects to build additional affordable homes in the region. We are also pleased about the location at Cranfield University Technology Park, where there are plenty of thriving businesses of all sizes that we can draw inspiration from. Additionally, we hope to inspire the students at the university. There is an increasing number of young people who have given up hope of becoming a homeowner due to affordability. We hope that our presence within the university campus will give them opportunities to find out more about affordable ways to get on the housing ladder.”