Burns Centre & Expanded Education Centre, Birmingham Northfield Village, Stafford


The Wrekin Housing Trust

Northfield Village is a partnership project between Staffordshire County Council, The Wrekin Housing Trust, Choices and Galliford Try. DBK delivered cost management, employer’s agent, principal designer and project management services.

This unique extra-care scheme brings together a range of accommodation, community and care facilities on one site. From preventative services and a community hub, with everything from a bar to a hairdressers, to a doctor’s surgery and a specialist dementia home, Northfield Village is a bold new model of integrated services.

The site’s Elmwood Extra care facility offers 80 apartments for those over 55, while the Limewood dementia care home is a specialist facility designed with 59 en-suite bedrooms for every age and every stage of dementia. The site also features a community learning facility, occupational health accommodation, Saltbank supported housing for people with learning disabilities, affordable general needs housing, a woodchip Energy Centre providing the site with heating and hot water, and high quality public realm and outdoor community spaces.

The extra care elements of Northfield Village are built to a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard, as well as Lifetime Homes (the extra care apartments), Building for Life Bronze, Secure by Design Section 2 and Design and Quality Standards. The Limewood dementia centre is built to the same standards as the rest of the scheme.