Fantastic news : FEBRUARY 2024 has seen us starting to move in to our eco friendly cohousing development of 22 dwellings plus shared indoor and outdoor space in North West Sheffield. The process will continue during March as we get the Common House up and running, and the remaining households move in. More updates soon!

We have just one property remaining for sale, so it’s not too late to apply to join us if a 1 bedroom flat may be of interest.

We have been allocated our own address -Top Field View. The name reflects the local history of the site. Check the latest on the progress of our build here.

Five Rivers Cohousing members as construction starts on site
Members of Five Rivers Cohousing mark the start of building works December 2022

From September 2023 here’s a video of the buildings showing the buildings on site and here is an update showing plans and progress.

We purchased the leasehold on our site from Sheffield City Council, have a confirmed a loan from the Ecology Building Society to help finance the construction and a signed a build contract with local design and build company, Oakworth Homes. The build is now proceeding apace. and we are heading for a completion date in the late December. We wouldn’t have got this far without the financial and emotional support from our Supporters – thankyou all so much!

You can still offer to support us financially or you can choose specifically to support our capacity to offer affordable rentals by contacting our partner Share Instead for details of what they have on offer :

We continue to benefit from expert professional support to guide us through this complex process.

Look at details of where we will be living including location details and site plans. Follow the progress of the build as we regularly update the photos. We are currently expecting the build to be completed in late December.

It’s not too late to join us and add your energies to building the multi generational diverse and lively community we are hoping to create. Contact us by email or text as soon as possible if you are interested in what we have to offer. Although we are currently hopeful that we have sold the last remaining homes there is always the potential that this might change. We will keep a note of any interest expressed and get back to any enquirers with current availability.

Swifts of course are always welcome is news of our latest collaboration to attract swifts to the development

SWIFT bricks installed at new cohousing development

We have always wanted to offer affordable accommodation within the project and we are very excited about our partnership with Share Instead Housing Cooperative . This has given us the opportunity to offer rentals in three apartments which will be managed by Share Instead. As of September 2023 there are currently no vacancies for membership of the coop. If you are interested in adding your support to our specific offer of flats for affordable rent you are invited to find out about supporting our partner Share Instead directly.

As part of our commitment to being good neighbours and active participants in the local community we occasionally run drop ins with local residents and community reps to meet us. We are now actively engaged in the newly forming Friends of Spider Park Group. Keep an eye out for future datesof meetings on this page or follow us on Facebook.

Please email us straightaway to let us know if the thought of joining or supporting our project appeals to you.