Press Releases

Lambeth Home Swap event opens up opportunities to move

30/09/2014

A Home Swap event took place over the weekend, bringing together Lambeth residents eager to downsize with those looking for more space. More than 50 aspiring movers met up, shared pictures and information about their homes, and discussed how they might work together in finding a more affordable or better...More

Metropolitan partners up for £100m Nottingham redevelopment

26/09/2014

A major development set to deliver more than 450 new homes has got underway this month at Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire. Executive Director of Housing at Metropolitan, Jenny Danson, joined partners from organisations including Rushcliffe Borough Council, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes as work began at the former colliery site. Metropolitan...More

Green-fingered Haringey residents turn estate courtyard into vegetable garden

3/09/2014

A group of gardening enthusiasts are putting the ‘green’ back into Wood Green after transforming their estate courtyard into a verdant vegetable garden. From artichokes to zucchinis, dozens of varieties of edible delights are now growing in Morant Place – and the gardeners responsible make it clear that the produce...More

Nottingham residents secure jobs with Metropolitan thanks to new work academy

15/08/2014

Three people from Nottingham have secured permanent jobs through housing association Metropolitan’s first ever work academy. They got the jobs after completing a six-week customer service course – with a guaranteed interview for a permanent position at the end of it – at the organisation’s Raleigh House offices in the...More

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Sunshine in Lambeth as Clapham Park Fun Day stretches out the summer

12/08/2014

From BBQ and bouncy castles to football and face painting – there was something for everyone at this year’s Clapham Park Community Fun Day, with hundreds of residents getting together for the free event in Lambeth. The annual summer gathering is co-organised by local charity the Clapham Park Project, residents...More

Home Swap event offers more opportunities to move

31/07/2014

Metropolitan hosted one of the UK’s biggest social housing Home Swap events this week, bringing together people interested in downsizing with those looking for more space. The exchange, which took place in the Welford Centre, Wembley, attracted more than 800 residents from the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent and Harrow....More

Ashmole residents celebrate next step in estate revamp

28/07/2014

There was plenty of summer fun to be had as residents gathered to celebrate the completion of the Ashmole Estate Phase 1 regeneration project andthe beginning of Phase 2. The Ashmole Community Day saw residents young and old compete in the ‘Ashmole Community Games’, show off their star power at...More

Government Minister meets young Nottingham volunteers

6/06/2014

Government Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has met with young Metropolitan residents in Nottingham who are volunteering as youth workers in their community. The meeting took place yesterday during Volunteers’ Week 2014, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK which runs from...More

HCA awards Metropolitan National Post Sales Agent Service Contract

6/05/2014

Metropolitan has won a two-year contract to deliver after-sale services to buyers who bought their homes with the help of a Government-backed shared equity loan such as the Help to Buy scheme. It will see the Metropolitan Home Ownership (MHO) team working on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency...More

“Business Incubator” to support local entrepreneurs officially launched

25/04/2014

The Metropolitan Business Incubator providing small business start-ups in Lambeth with the space and opportunity to grow has been formally opened by local MP Chuka Umunna. The incubator, a multi-purpose office space at Poynders Parade in Clapham Park, was designed and developed in partnership with The Young Foundation, a leading...More