Southern Housing Group forms partnership with Crown Simmons Housing
We’re delighted to announce that we’re forming a partnership with Crown Simmons, who will be joining us as a subsidiary from 1 April 2020.
Crown Simmons manage around 700 homes around Esher in Surrey, and as we’re looking to build over 1000 homes in Surrey and Sussex over the coming years this partnership makes perfect sense.
Crown Simmons will keep their name and identity but we will be providing a number of services for their residents including our repairs service, resident involvement and community investment opportunities.
Alan Townshend, our Chief Executive said:
“We are delighted to welcome Crown Simmons to the Group. Our growth and corporate visions are closely aligned. We have got to know our new colleagues over the last few months and I can say with confidence that culturally and strategically we are a great fit. Crown Simmons is a well-respected housing association. We are looking forward to working together to provide a growing number of high quality homes for people in need and investing together in the Surrey communities we serve.”
Paul Yates, Crown Simmons Housing Chief Executive is delighted to be part of the latest step in the Crown Simmons history:
“We began our search for the right partner last year and after some careful consideration it became clear that Southern Housing Group were the best suited for us, for our residents and for our colleagues. This is a great next step for Crown Simmons Housing. We will have all the advantages of being part of a larger organisation with access to systems and teams that will bring efficiencies and investment in homes and services to our residents in Surrey.”