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Posted on: Fri 29 November, 2019

Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the Ludlow constituency visited the Marstons Hub development this week, including a tour of the revamped Ludlow Foyer youth service and all-new Grain Loft extension. Heather Kidd (Liberal Democrat), Kuldip Sahota (Labour), and Philip Dunne (Conservative) learned about our forthcoming developments and the struggles faced by housing associations in providing affordable and social housing to rural communities.

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Posted on: Tue 12 November, 2019

What makes a good kitchen? Is it durability? Appearance? We needed some help from our tenants to find out, so we invited a few of them along to our kitchen supplier day.

Tenants were joined by teams from across Connexus, putting kitchen units from 4 suppliers to the test. Kitchens were provided by suppliers on the Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) framework. Attendees were asked to complete a survey,... Read more

Posted on: Wed 18 September, 2019

Work to construct 20 affordable new homes in Condover, South Shropshire reached an important milestone today. Dignitaries from SSHA (a part of Connexus), Shropshire Council’s Right Home Right Place team, Condover Parish Council and contractor Hawk Developments attended a ‘topping out’ ceremony to mark rapid on-site progress since construction began in March 2019.

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Posted on: Fri 6 September, 2019

Start date: November 2018

Practical Completion: January 2020

Units: 7 rented (4 x 2 bedroom house, 1 x 2 bedroom bungalow, 2 x 3 bedroom house), 6 Shared Ownership (2 x 2 bedroom house, 4 x 3 bedroom house)

Shared Ownership: Shared ownership properties will be released for sale in October 2019, ready for the site's practical completion in January 2020. To register your interest in these Shared Ownership... Read more

Posted on: Wed 4 September, 2019

Start date: February 2019

Practical Completion: May 2020

Units: 16 rented (10 x 2 bedroom house, 1 x 2 bedroom bungalow, 5 x 3 bedroom house), 16 Shared Ownership (3 x 2 bedroom house, 13 x 3 bedroom house)

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Posted on: Tue 3 September, 2019

The latest news on our Marstons Hub and Ludlow Foyer extension development in Ludlow, due to be completed in Autumn 2019. Marstons Hub contains a mix of privately rented commercial properties, with the Foyer extension including 2-bedroom apartments for young people aged 16-25.

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Posted on: Fri 30 August, 2019

South Shropshire Housing Association (SSHA), a part of Connexus Group, were honoured today to welcome Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to our new affordable housing development in Bishops Castle. The development consists of 24 properties, including a mix of affordable rents and shared ownership properties.

Mr Jenrick showed particular interest in the... Read more

Posted on: Thu 4 July, 2019

Wrapping up our Rural Housing Week coverage, we unveiled a PassivHaus plaque that celebrates the energy-efficiency of our innovative affordable housing development in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

Callaughtons Ash residents were joined today by Richard Wooley, Chief Executive of Connexus, David Turner, Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, and other local figures in unveiling a plaque celebrating the Passivhaus energy efficiency standard.... Read more

Posted on: Fri 28 June, 2019

The theme of Rural Housing Week 2019 is Building for rural communities. We’ll be joining in the discussion by sharing case studies and articles around this theme, looking at our work to deliver high quality, affordable housing and support communities.

Community engagement is vital for Housing Associations in rural areas, helping us to build developments that respond to local needs. With this in mind, we’ll be exploring our commitment to first-rate,... Read more

Posted on: Wed 3 April, 2019

An innovative Passivhaus development in Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock, is in the running for the Sustainability Award at the 2019 West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.

When South Shropshire Housing Association (SSHA), part of Connexus, announced back in 2015 its intention to build a new affordable housing development in Much Wenlock, the local community was understandably concerned. The needs of this idyllic and unspoilt market town needed to be respected, and so a community... Read more

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