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Smithy CroftHeald Green, Cheshire

Client
Your Housing Group
Awards
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
No of units
55
Tenure Mix
50% affordable rent, 50% shared ownership / private sale
PRP Studio
Manchester

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.