Later Living & Care Smithy Croft

Project type

Later Living & Care

What we did



Your Housing Group


Heald Green, Greater Manchester



Tenure mix

51% affordable rent, 49% shared ownership / private sale


Shortlisted - Regional Finalist (North West) - Civic Trust Awards 2016
Winner - Housing with Care 49-99 Units - AEC National Housing for Older People Awards 2015
Shortlisted - HAPPI Completed Award - Housing Design Awards 2015
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Smithy Croft fosters the independence of older residents in a community setting with care and support tailored to individual need. Communal facilities within the 55-unit extra care housing complement village amenities, while the building's modern design harmonises with its surroundings using brickwork in the local vernacular. The predominant brick is a light buff with a secondary accent brick in a darker tone used at the base to articulate the façade and reduce the scale. The scheme's layout creates garden and amenity areas that are sheltered, warm and inviting, to actively encourage use by residents and visitors from the community alike.

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