Smithfield is now a truly mixed-use destination of regional significance that will play an increasingly important role in the continued growth of the city
Richard Ingham, Partner at Genr8
We were appointed to review and update the masterplan for Smithfield, Stoke to incorporate a multi-phase build-to-rent scheme and viable future office development proposals, as well as retail strategy and associated phasing strategies.
The scheme introduces a new accommodation type to the Stoke property market that will promote city centre sustainable living. The brief was to develop a scheme of 277 build-to-rent sector residential apartments with a large welcoming lobby, postal room, cycle storage, co-working space, bookable function rooms with kitchen spaces, a roof terrace with BBQ facilities and a private, landscaped courtyard, creating a vibrant community and rental living experience.
High-quality, with modern and robust finishes, the apartments are light, spacious and have been designed with energy efficiency and low running costs in mind. Taking a whole-life approach to environmental performance, passive design measures have been adopted to maximise passive solar gains and minimise thermal losses.
Our build-to-rent development is part of the creation of a wider new mixed-use district, incorporating residential and office space, hotel and restaurants along with a new central public square and pedestrian boulevard.
The first phase of 151 build-to-rent apartments was completed in November 2020.