Exciting News!

We are delighted to confirm that Mark Edwards has joined Saffer Cooper in the role of Head of Development. Mark has many years of experience in property development and management and will bring additional skills to our practice. Until recently Mark worked for Symphony Housing Group in the role of Senior Project Manager where...

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Changing times…

Having provided housing consultancy services for in excess of 20yrs we believed that we understood the various nuances of this key element of the UK economy but the current rate and range of change has even taken us by slight surprise. Housing is a key strand of the economy and yet its widely accepted...

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Remodelling begins soon at the John Abbotts Ladies Almshouse

The John Abbotts Ladies almshouse charity in Halifax is about to start its first project on listed buildings. With funding from the Homes and Communities Agency the first phase is a remodelling of the old lodge into two ground floor bungalows. With Saffer Cooper, further phases of work are in the pipeline and some...

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Work Begins on a New Build Scheme for the Shrewsbury Drapers.

Close to the heart of Shrewsbury we have been working with the Shrewsbury Drapers Company whose 25 flat newbuild scheme began on site this month. This £3M development has a wonderful setting near the river (but not too close) and provides much needed affordable housing for local older residents. The scheme sits next door...

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Saffer Cooper are moving to the cloud!

We are pleased to announce that we are upgrading our IT and moving onto a new cloud based email system.  This exciting project will be running over the next few days.  Whilst we are taking every precaution that this will be a seamless process with minimal disruption we are aware that glitches may occur. ...

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Extra Care Project Managers

Saffer Cooper has recently been appointed as project managers for two large newbuild extra care developments for housing associations. These are tremendously exciting opportunities that enable us to play a major part in delivering high quality homes that can change peoples’ lives. Director Sean Stafford who is leading on the projects explains: ‘Extra care...

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11th March 2015, Larger Almshouses Network Annual Seminar

Sean and Reuben attended the Larger Almshouses Network annual seminar at the delightful Yardley Wood almshouses where Reuben spoke about grant funding for almshouses and the Almshouse Consortium. From April over £7M of HCA grant has been allocated to Consortium members and in the wings is a further group of charities needing grant support...

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Walking the Street

Saffer Cooper staff explored Stockport Town Centre last Thursday to have company photographs taken.  We chose the streets of Stockport to utilise the beautiful architecture and heritage the town has, in particular around the Market Hall. This 15th century Market Place is home to a Victorian Covered Market Hall which is still a thriving...

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House of Lords Celebrations

This photo captures the special day out for Reuben Saffer who was a guest of the National Association of Almshouses at their House of Lords reception attended by its royal vice patron His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. Pictured (L-R) are the HCA Investment Manager for almshouses Peter Jones, Reuben, NAA Chairman Blair Gulland...

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Submissions for The Almshouse Association Patron’s Award 2014

This week Saffer Cooper is very proud to have submitted two almshouse schemes for consideration for the Almshouse Association Patrons Award 2014. HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron to the Almshouse Association and in making these awards he is advised by the Association’s Awards Committee. In 2013 Saffer Cooper submitted two schemes for...

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