As the first Build to Rent development in Stoke it will set a benchmark for quality developments not only in Stoke-on-Trent or even the midlands, but in sub-regional cities across the UK. The scheme includes substantial additional amenity provision for the prospective tenants, including an entrance lobby, postal room, cycle storage, co working library, bookable function rooms with kitchen spaces, roof terrace with BBQ facilities and a private, well landscaped courtyard. Commercial units at ground floor and lower ground levels engage with the public room but could also provide additional facilities on site to the residential tenants.
There is a mix of accommodation types proposed ranging from studio apartments, to one bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments. All are designed as accessible and are well served from central lift cores, with built in storage, Kitchen specification and bathroom fit outs will be contemporary. The apartments themselves are fitted out with high quality, contemporary and robust finishes.
The scheme has been designed to meet the requirements of renters without sacrificing build quality or lifecycle performance. Energy performance and low running costs are fundamental to the scheme with high performing building fabric proposed that well surpasses minimum standards under Building Control.