Our History

1998

2915 homes

The Swan Housing Group is established.

1999

3069 homes

Swan expands into Suffolk providing more much needed homes.

2000

3028 homes

Swan enters a PFI scheme with NHS Trust in Colchester to deliver 130 new homes for key workers.

2002

4,021 homes

Swan starts building key worker accommodation for Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust.

2003

4,335 homes

Our Welfare Benefits Service begins operating. The BISI centre is established in Tower Hamlets, to provide training to residents and tackle shortfalls in qualifications.

2005

5,203 homes

Swan works with the group Essex Saves to set up a credit union for local people. Swan is named Social Landlord of the Year in the 2005 Housing Excellence Awards.

2006

6,241 homes

Swan begins to compete in the private housing market with the aim of gift aiding profit back into its social housing activities.

2007

7,607 homes

Swan is awarded a Greater Haven Gateway ‘floating support’ contract by Essex Council.

2009

10,227 homes

Swan opens Swan House - a purpose built Foyer for homeless young people.

2010

10,431 homes

Swan signs the Forest Gate PFI contract worth £170m to improve 1,300 homes in Newham. The contract is for 20 years.

2011

10,431 homes

Swan is selected as the preferred developer to work on the regeneration of Blackwall Reach in Tower Hamlets. Swan launches an online choice-based lettings scheme. Swan achieves registration with the Care Quality Commission.

2012

10,979 homes

Swan New Homes reports a profit of £19.5m, to be invested in essential new homes for people in need.

2013

10,561 homes

Valerie Owen OBE, is appointed as Chair of the Board.

2014

11,124 homes

Swan celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2015

11,125 homes

Swan acquires Laindon shopping centre and begins the long awaited regeneration

2018

11,373 homes

Swan is jointly selected as lead partner in a consortium with Igloo Regeneration, to be part of The Mayor of London’s new London Development Panel (LDP).

2019

11,331 homes

Swan celebrates its 25th anniversary.