||Stafford and Rural Homes
||Sidney Avenue & Exeter Street, Stafford
A design strategy to regenerate the Penkside housing estate for Stafford and Rural Homes, key sites were identified to undertake various forms of external refurbishment works to improve both the appearance and thermal performance of the existing poor quality properties. Another key inclusion was the creation of Home Zone clusters to provide a better sense of security and social cohesion.
A vibrant colour palette was chosen to enhance the presence of the buildings with new pitched roofs together with glazed canopies and Juliet balconies, new cladding/render, new windows and doors, new rainwater goods and enhanced landscaping and car parking facilities to give the refurbished blocks of flats a quality new contemporary finish higher than that usually provided for housing association accommodation.