Projects Willow Barns

Project type

Later Living & Care

What we did



Sapphire Consortium (Your Housing Group, Eric Wright Group, Kajima Partnerships Ltd)


Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire



Tenure mix

Affordable Rent


Winner - Smaller Scheme Award - Knight Frank Senior Living Guide 2019
Winner - RIBA West Midlands Awards - RIBA 2018
Winner - Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development - LABC Building Excellence Awards, West Midlands 2017
Winner - HAPPI Completed Award - Housing Design Awards 2017
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Willow Barns comprises 75 two-bed apartments and is one of three extra care developments delivered as part of the Stoke-on Trent extra care PFI programme. 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.

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