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Wren House, Stafford

Riverway, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16

The development of 80 new one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent. Supported by £3.96 million of funding by Homes England. Stafford and Rural homes (SARH) and partner Barnfield Construction are working together to transform the area.

Homes will be available to rent at Wren House. To express your interest in these homes, please complete the expression of interest form linked below.

Expression of interest form Wren House FAQs

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FAQs

Where is Wren House?

Wren House is on the corner of Riverway and Lammascote Road, in the heart of Stafford. The development is close to all the facilities of the town centre, which also offers excellent public transport links. Stafford Leisure Centre, with its swimming pool, fitness studio, gym and beauty salon is within easy walking distance of Wren House, as is a large supermarket.

What kind of accommodation will there be in Wren House?

Wren House will provide 80 one and two-bedroomed apartments, for affordable rent. The building is fully accessible for older people and those with mobility needs.

Am I eligible to live in Wren House?

The apartments at Wren House will be offered for affordable rent. Affordable rent is at least 20% below market rent and is for people whose current housing does not meet their needs. It is available to those with local connections to the borough and who cannot afford to access commercially rented housing.

Wren House is a development for people aged 55+ but you do not need to be retired to be eligible to live there. Applications are also encouraged from working people looking for a convenient, secure and affordable home.

Applicants should:

  • be aged 55 or over
  • be UK resident
  • have a local connection to Stafford
  • have no breaches of any current tenancies
  • earn less than £60k per annum and/or have savings under £30k
  • have less than £30k equity in your current property if you are an owner-occupier

Transfer applicants must have been in their current home for at least 12 months and have received a satisfactory property inspection.

All applicants will be subject to a Housing Needs Assessment to help us fully understand your current housing circumstances.

What will it cost to live in Wren House?

The weekly rent for a one-bedroomed apartment is £149.07 and for a two-bedroomed apartment it is £169.00. One and two-bedroomed balconied apartments are also available, the weekly rent being £160.33 and £177.67 respectively. Rent is charged over 48 weeks.

Will Wren House be suitable for me if I have support needs?

Care Plus is an award-winning part of Housing Plus Group offering housing management, wellbeing and support services, at-home care and 24:7 telecare response. Whatever your needs, now and in the future, Care Plus will be there to help you live your best life.

When is the development expected to open?

Wren House is expected to open in the autumn of 2021.

How can I find out more?

Complete the expression of interest form to receive exclusive updates, virtual viewings and more.

How do I express my interest in an apartment?

First, complete an expression of interest form. We will contact you with a pre-application form which helps us understand your housing needs and circumstances. Final application is through our standard online housing registration.

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