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Apply to be the new Chair of the RUSS Board of Trustees
RUSS is looking for someone with significant leadership experience in the housing, charity or community-building sectors, who can develop and lead a high-performing organsisation and has a strong commitment to our mission and values
Apply to be Managing Director of RUSS (deadline 22 April)
RUSS is recruiting for an experienced housing professional for the role of Managing Director. Be part of a cutting edge, high profile community-led housing project. Find out more.
Groundbreaking video as work starts on Church Grove homes
Watch a video of guests at the Church Grove groundbreaking ceremony in September 2021.
We are recruiting
We are recruiting a part-time Client Representative for our Church Grove project of 36 flats. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to participate in and improve their knowledge of alternative housing models and be part of a
Apply to become a RUSS Trustee or Board Secretary
We’re recruiting new trustees and a Secretary to join the RUSS Board in summer 2022. Trustees drive our vision to build sustainable communities of genuinely affordable homes in neighbourhoods across London, working with our staff, residents and volunteers. About RUSS
Fly over Church Grove
Swoop low over the 12 Church Grove building site, bordered by the railway, the river Ravensbourne and Lewisham Council’s Wearside Depot, in this drone film produced for RUSS by Regenology in December 2021. We will upload more drone films at
An elusive presence on Church Grove
The mural of a white stag on the Church Grove site is one of several such murals scattered across Lewisham (with a small number in adjoining boroughs). It is not known who created the murals. They are often attributed to
Construction begins: London’s largest Self-Build Community Housing Project
PRESS RELEASE A community-led housing group in Lewisham has begun construction of 36 permanently affordable new homes – the largest project of its kind ever undertaken in London. The Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS) formally launched the scheme last night at a breaking ground ceremony in Ladywell, Lewisham. The new homes, available
RUSS Trustees Report 2020
Below, you can find a link to our Trustees Report for 2020. This sets out our Annual Accounts for last year. They have been audited and signed off by our independent auditors, Third Sector Accountancy Limited. Please click on the