Willow BarnsStoke-on-Trent

Sapphire Consortium (Your Housing Group, Eric Wright Group, Kajima Partnerships Ltd)
Winner - Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development - LABC Building Excellence Awards, West Midlands 2017
Winner - HAPPI Completed Award - Housing Design Awards 2017
Shortlisted - Residential Property - RICS Awards, North West 2017
Shortlisted - Community Benefit - RICS Awards, North West 2017
No of units
75 apartments
Tenure Mix
Affordable Rent
PRP Studio

Willow Barns comprises 75 two bed extra care apartments and is the first of three extra care developments being delivered as part of the Stoke-on Trent extra care PFI scheme, the design of the scheme carefully responds to the retained barn buildings, the surrounding residential neighbourhood and the significant change in level across the site.

The architecture which takes particular reference from the retained agricultural buildings, creates three linear barn structures all linked by glazed bridges, each ‘barn’ has a southerly aspect and overlooks a series of high quality landscaped spaces. The link bridges are a visually stimulating part of the circulation routes flooded with natural light and offering extended views over the scheme and surrounding area.