Contact us

Why you want to contact us is important. We have set up our systems to be more effective in responding to certain categories of enquiry. If you fall into any of these categories, you might find the related information below helpful. If not please just email to

Thinking about living at Cannock Mill? Even if you are just at the exploring ideas stage, please go to the Join us part of this website.

Forming cohousing group We organise (paid for) events for forming groups and others who want to find out how an established group managed to come together to build and live in cohousing. We can suggest content or tailor to your needs. Register your interest by email to

Press/media Please note that many images on this site are by Adelina Iliev Photography and may not be used without permission. Cohousing is full of content but we have taken some decisions about what we are not prepared to do. If your interest is in fly on the wall filming or documentary making, then sorry we can’t help you. We have an experienced team who are happy to deal with other media enquires by email to

Academics We are generally happy to receive properly prepared academic enquires and to circulate our members who may reply on a personal basis. We do not provide ‘group answers’ to questions. Contact us by email to

Architects We forward enquiries from architects and students to our scheme architect. Contact us by email to

Sorry, but we don’t welcome unarranged visits to our site – for us, it is our home. We open our site up to visits during Colchester Heritage Open Days and Passivhaus Open Days.

Housing professionals We have the experience and expertise to respond to enquiries from housing associations, local authorities and commercial bodies about how lessons can be learned from cohousing. Often we can give a quick, and hopefully helpful, response by email but we would charge full professional rates for any substantial commitment of time. Contact us by email to