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Lichfield and Burntwood housing provider in talks over merger

A Lichfield and Burntwood housing provider is in talks over a proposed merger.

Philippa Jones (Bromford), Robert Nettleton (Merlin) and Tom Knight (Severn Vale)

Philippa Jones (Bromford), Robert Nettleton (Merlin) and Tom Knight (Severn Vale)

Bromford Merlin has revealed it is in discussions with Severn Vale Housing, a company which owns 4,000 homes in Gloucestershire.

Should the move go ahead, the combined group would provide 44,000 homes across central England.

CEOs Philippa Jones from Bromford and Robert Nettleton from Merlin, said in a joint statement: “This is a very exciting opportunity to both help us to extend the benefits of Bromford’s neighbourhood coaching approach to more people and more communities, and deliver even more new affordable homes.

“When we announced the Bromford Merlin partnership, we described how it would enable us to make an even bigger impact in the communities where we work, and we are delighted to say that Severn Vale have also decided that this is an opportunity they want to be part of.

“Severn Vale’s operating area sits right in the middle of Merlin and Bromford’s and is an area where we already have a significant presence as a landlord. Severn Vale joining the new organisation will further strengthen our leading position throughout Gloucestershire enabling us to offer more to the communities and stakeholders we are all working with.”

Customers will be consulted over the proposals in the coming months.

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