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Fordham House

The perfect place to call home.

One and two bedroom market rental accommodation with priority for key workers

In the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, Fordham House will provide high quality market rental accommodation with priority given to key workers. Expected completion date – September 2017.


The Development

The new building will provide 82 private rented homes let at market rates, comprising of 64 one bedroom and 18 two bedroom apartments designed to help minimise maintenance requirements, to be let on assured short-hold tenancies.

Fordham House Exterior

Offering priority accommodation to key workers such as health and emergency services workers and teachers in the town, as well as local people. The development is located on the corner of Birmingham Road and Clopton Road, in close proximity to Stratford Hospital, schools and the town centre.


Fordham House is one of the first developments in the West Midlands offering first choice lettings to key workers.

Our lettings policy means that key workers, such as health and emergency services workers and teachers in the town, as well as local people, will be given preference to rent the one and two bedroom apartments.

Lettings priority strategy

We will seek to let the units at Fordham House to applicants in the following order of groups:

  1. Key Workers employed locally in the following jobs: teachers, health care workers, public service workers (including emergency services)
  2. Staff employed in local firms/tourist industry.
  3. Current Stratford residents who need new accommodation in the town.
  4. All other applicants.


As we expect demand to exceed supply this order of preference would usually be applied, but lettings where there is only a single applicant for the property will not need to be assessed on the above criteria.

Typical one bedroom apartment

Approx. 37 m2 (400 sq ft)

Typical two bedroom apartment

Approx. 54 m2 (581 sq ft)

Please note that all images are for illustrative purposes only. All layouts and designs maybe subject to change.



A partnership between Stratford Town Trust, Orbit, ABD Developments LLP and Robothams architects will bring the scheme to market. Deeley Construction has been appointed as the design and build contractors.

Stratford Town Trust

Stratford Town Trust is a grant-giving charity, dedicated to supporting local people and community projects.  It provides funding for activities which improve the quality of life for the people living in the town, distributing around £1 million each year. Stratford Town Trust derives its income from the properties and funds of two charities, the Guild and College estates, whose origins go back to the thirteenth century.


One of the UK’s largest developing housing associations, Orbit has 50 years’ experience providing more than 40,000 quality, affordable homes and a range of advice and support services to over 100,000 people across the Midlands, east and south.


Our ethical approach to business, means that we reinvest our profits into our mission of building communities, ensuring all generations can live in a home they can afford. Our profit-for-a-purpose approach enables us to build around 1,500 homes a year, from market sale and shared ownership to affordable rent and independent living with care options for people aged 55-plus.

Building homes is just the start of our offer to customers. We also work closely with partners to provide a network of support services to give people choice and opportunities through employment and training, health and wellbeing, digital inclusion and financial inclusion.

ABD Developments

ABD Developments is owned by the Bird Group, the Henley Estate Company, and Deeley Properties.


Robothams Architects was established in 1970 and has experience in a wide variety of sectors which include Residential, Education, Leisure, Commercial and Healthcare. Projects range from one-off sympathetic designs to multi-million pound mixed use developments. The Practice prides itself on producing excellent design solutions which are cost effective and completed on programme.


Awards include two Civic Trust Awards, RIBA Housing Award, Stratford District Council Design Award, Leamington Society Awards, Cheltenham Civic Award for design within a Conservation Area and  an RIBA Regional Award for Sidney Stringer Academy.

Deeley Construction

Deeley Construction is part of The Deeley Group, which is a highly successful construction and property development company working on a wide range of projects across the UK. It is based in Coventry and was founded in 1936.


Deeley is a forward-thinking, family business that is proud of its heritage and independence with the ambition to deliver intelligent, mid-range property solutions that exploit the full depth of its market and construction expertise.



The history of Stratford-upon-Avon is firmly rooted in Fordham House. Joan McFarlane, who has lived in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1978, looks back at the history that resides alongside the name of the building within the article linked below.

Background to the Fordham name in Stratford

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