Architecture & Urbanism

Riverway Stafford

The number of people aged over 65 is forecast to rise to 14.3 million by 2025. This means that one in five of the total population will be over 65 rising to one in four by 2050.

Stafford and Rural Homes recognise that a large proportion of their tenants are ageing and many are single occupiers or couples living in larger family sized homes.

The development proposal at Riverway in Stafford seeks to house a proportion of their aging tenants in bespoke accommodation. It comprises 80 intermediate tenure and shared ownership residential apartments.

The scheme is designed on HAPPI principles ensuring a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the tenant, providing generous internal space standards with plenty of natural light. A communal outdoor space in the form of a walled landscaped garden is an especially loved feature of the scheme.

All apartments are designed to lifetime homes standards, and a ‘care aware’ design approach adopted, ensuring the development is ready for hosting emerging telecare and tele-healthcare technologies.

A renewable energy and heating strategy will ensure lower fuel energy bills for the tenants and landlord.