Affordable housing

Paul Smith, Chair of Homes Board cutting the ribbon with customers at Glebe House, Shrewsbury
28 Nov 2016
A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the completion of Severnside Housing’s new affordable homes at Glebe House, Horsefair, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. Constructed on the site of a former plumbing business, Glebe House provides 27 large two bed apartments, built over three floors, with undercroft parking.  Specifically designed for customers over 55, the development cost £3.4m...
Sarah Boden (centre), the new Chief Executive of the Housing Plus Group, celebrates the successful merger with staff
06 Oct 2016
A new housing provider pledging to build new homes for communities in Staffordshire and Shropshire officially launched on 1 October 2016. Housing Plus Group, formed by a merger between Severnside Housing in Shropshire and South Staffordshire-based Housing Plus, will employ around 600 people locally and have a turnover of more than £60m. The group - which also includes Care Plus, Severn Homes, AWE...
18 Sep 2016
James Wood, a co-founder of Shropshire construction company Saxonby, has been nominated for a prestigious industry award. Wood hopes to secure the 24housing Awards’ Housing Professional of the Year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 06 October. Described by the organisers as a ‘big category’, the judges are looking to find one individual who has made the greatest difference to social housing and who...
09 Jun 2016
A sod cutting ceremony recently took place at Curlew Meadows, Baschurch to celebrate construction work commencing to build 40 new homes.  The 18 month build programme, with a contract value of nearly £4m, will deliver a range of new homes in a great location. The development will offer 26 two, three and four bed homes for sale, 4 two bed flats for market rent and 8 two bed houses and 2 one bed...
08 Feb 2016
David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation officially opened an innovative affordable rural housing development in Kinlet last week. Designed by etc Design and constructed by Saxonby for Shropshire Rural Housing Association (SRHA) the scheme consists of eight dwellings including two, two-bedroom detached bungalows, four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom semi-detached houses....
03 Nov 2015
At a ribbon cutting ceremony held today Shropshire Councillor Chris Mellings officially opened Severnside Housing’s new homes at Round Meadow, Soulton Road, Wem. Councillor Chris Mellings said “The scheme has provided a valuable boost to the availability of affordable housing for local people. The Parish Council and Severnside have worked closely in partnership to develop this local scheme for...
Three ladies, one in a wheelchair, and two men all laughing and pointing at the brightly coloured Heaths Houses artwork behind them
30 Mar 2015
Severnside Housing and guests got together on Wednesday 18 March 2015 to mark the unveiling of artwork that shares residents’ special memories of living at Heaths Houses sheltered housing scheme in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. The artwork, 2.3 metres high and 5 metres wide, was commissioned by Severnside and painted by artist Greg Redevices.  It was created after Greg and students from The Prince’...
24 Feb 2015
A sod cutting ceremony took place last week at a development that will see new affordable homes for the village of Kinlet on the Shropshire–Worcestershire border. To be constructed by Saxonby for Shropshire Rural Housing (SRH) the scheme will consist of eight dwellings including two two-bedroom bungalows, four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom houses. To help secure the proposed development a...
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