Art stone for housing firm

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A commemorative stone has been unveiled in a Sheffield suburb to celebrate the 125th anniversary of a housing and care provider.

The hand carved stone has pride of place at the Sevenairs Road development in Beighton - a £2.3 million housing scheme involving The Guinness Partnership, Sheffield Council and housing regeneration specialist ESH Construction.

The Guinness Partnership was founded 125 years ago and is now one of the largest affordable housing and care providers in England, with 120 customers living in 60,000 homes.

Founded by Sir Edward Cecil Guinness, The Guinness Partnership’s first homes were opened in 1890.

The Sevenairs Road development offers supported living accommodation to 20 residents, helping them develop skills that will eventually enable them to live independently.

Tenancies last for up to two years.

Allan Ramsay, Director of Investment and Regeneration at The Guinness Partnership, said: “Celebrating our 125th anniversary is an ideal time to reflect on our commitment to providing quality affordable homes to those who need them most.

“We’re incredibly proud to be installing our first art stone at Sevenairs Road to commemorate this milestone and round off such a monumental year, and we look forward to starting on brand new developments in 2016 and beyond.”

Coun Mary Lea, Sheffield Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Independent Living, attended the unveiling of the commemorative stone with Coun Chris Rosling-Josephs . 

To find out more about The Guinness Partnership and its properties visit www.guinnesspartnership.com/125