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National Apprenticeship Week 2015: Metropolitan apprentices share their experiences


National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March) celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Housing associations have a key role to play in helping residents get in to work, and apprenticeships are an invaluable route to employment for many social housing residents. To mark...More

Lambeth Home Swap offers aspiring movers more options


Local residents interested in finding new rented homes got together to explore their options at the Lambeth Home Swap event in Clapham Park. People living in council or housing association accommodation met up at the home exchange event to share information about their current properties, and discuss how they might...More

Metropolitan to build more than 100 new affordable homes in Brixton


Work has commenced on 104 affordable homes at Barrington Lodge, a new development project in Brixton by housing association Metropolitan. The scheme comprises 81 shared ownership properties with up to three bedrooms, and 23 homes for affordable rent. The site, a former nursing home which has been vacant for some...More

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More than a thousand London home-seekers explore affordable options at Homematch Property Show 2015


More than a thousand Londoners flocked to the Homematch Property Show 2015 on Saturday to find out more about their low cost home ownership and renting options. The free event, organised by housing association Metropolitan, was aimed at helping prospective home buyers to find out more about shared ownership and...More

Phase 2 of £29m project to refurbish Ashmole Estate gets underway


The second phase of Metropolitan’s ambitious five-year refurbishment of the Ashmole Estate, adjacent to the Oval cricket ground in Lambeth, south London, is underway. Phase 2 will see a further range of improvements to homes on the 700-property estate including the replacement of kitchens and bathrooms; the installation of new...More

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Metropolitan appoints new Executive Director of Development


Metropolitan has appointed Richard Vining as its permanent Executive Director of Development. Richard held the role on an interim basis for a year before his permanent appointment. Prior to joining Metropolitan, he was Chief Executive Officer at Shepherd Construction. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Richard has held...More

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Metropolitan appoints new Executive Director of People


Metropolitan has appointed Sheila Coyle as its new Executive Director of People. Sheila joins the housing association with a wealth of executive-level human resources experience. Across a 30-year career, she has held senior roles at several global companies, including GE, Marks and Spencer, Louis Dreyfus Commodities and BG Group. Sheila...More

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Homematch Property Show 2015 showcases affordable options for priced-out Londoners starting New Year home search


Homematch, Metropolitan’s service to help Londoners find their perfect home for less, is holding its 2015 Property Show on February 7 in Bloomsbury. Now in its third year, the Homematch Property Show is aimed at helping priced-out, aspiring homeowners seeking to get onto the property ladder Hosted by Metropolitan, the...More

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Christmas wishes for new affordable homes come true in Rushcliffe


Two Rushcliffe families in need of more spacious, affordable homes are celebrating Christmas early this year thanks to a new housing development launched today in Broadmeer, Cotgrave. Neil and Sally Randle, and Brendan Glenny and his partner Jill Bentley received the keys to their new homes from Councillor Richard Butler,...More

Garage sites in Nottinghamshire redeveloped to provide affordable homes


A social housing development built on a former communal garage site in Rushcliffe has been officially opened. Manor Road in Keyworth, a residential scheme by housing association Metropolitan in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council, saw 16 garages demolished to make way for a terrace of three homes – one four-bedroom...More