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Metropolitan named social landlord responsible for affordable homes at landmark London development


Metropolitan will own and manage 150 affordable homes at Aldgate Place – a major new development minutes from the City of London. A joint venture between Barratt London and British Land, the project will create a new focal point for Aldgate, and play a role in the area’s regeneration. Metropolitan will...More

Metropolitan marks #HousingDay 2014 by asking staff and customers to share their social housing stories


Metropolitan marked this year’s #HousingDay by asking staff and customers to share what social housing means to them. #HousingDay is an annual event organised to increase the profile of the housing sector, and showcase the stories of residents and staff in a day-long burst of activity on Twitter and other...More

Metropolitan awarded mental health support service contract in Essex


Metropolitan has been awarded the contract to implement a new mental health Intensive Enablement supported housing service across Essex. The three-year contract, which was awarded following a competitive tendering process, started in mid-September and has a two-year extension option. Metropolitan is the sole support partner to Essex County Council for...More

Lambeth Home Swap event opens up opportunities to move


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


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


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


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


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


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


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