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Landlord adds to group structure Landlord adds to group structure

GreenSquare Group has announced that a Gloucester-based housing association has joined its group structure.

Oxbode housing association, which owns nearly 500 properties and manages homes on behalf of other social landlords – including 120 for GreenSquare – has agreed to join the 10,000-home group as a subsidiary and to be fully amalgamated into the group within the next two years. 

Formed in 2008, GreenSquare Group provides housing, regeneration, care and support and commercial services across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Chief executive David Ashmore said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Oxbode into the GreenSquare group. This is great news for both GreenSquare and for Oxbode – by coming together, we will be able to offer more high quality homes and services in Gloucestershire.”

Jim Dickson, Oxbode chief executive, said: "Oxbode already has a really positive relationship with GreenSquare and for several years has been managing agent for many of their homes in Gloucestershire. We're excited to now be embarking on this new chapter as we formally join GreenSquare and look forward to new growth and new opportunities."

Greensquare already includes Oxford Citizens and Westlea housing associations, both of which began trading as 'GreenSquare' earlier this year.

As well as managing homes, GreenSquare is providing a range of new ones. These include homes for social and affordable rent, as well as homes for market rent and sale through its commercial subsidiary Oakus Estates and Haboakus, its joint venture with Kevin McCloud’s company Hab. It had already been announced that new homes for rent currently being developed by Haboakus at Cashes Green, Stroud, will be managed by Oxbode. 

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