Stoke Extra Care (PFI) – Willow Barns

Winner of RIBA West Midlands Award 2018, this stunning extra care retirement village with fantastic living facilities is within in the heart of Stoke, Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent City Council
April 2016
Hard & Soft FM
25 Years


Willow Barns PFI extra care retirement village is one of three, newly constructed in Stoke On Trent.

It provides 75 apartments comprising 48 two bedroom flats and 27 one bedroom flats. All the flats are designed to Lifetime Home Standards and can be considered to be “wheelchair lite”. Further facilities on site include communal lounges, restaurant facilities, launderette, landscaped gardens, hair and beauty salons, gyms and a variety of social and activity events.

local-workforce   68.9% Local* Workforce *within 35 miles     ccs-score   38/50 Considerate Constructors score      waste-recycled   90.6% Waste Recycled      00_value_cost   £3,000 Community spend

Our Services

We currently offer the following services at Willow Barns:

  • Planned and reactive hard and soft FM
  • Grounds Maintenance and pest control
  • Water Hygiene Management
  • Statutory Maintenance
  • Lifecycle Management

Our Approach

Eric Wright FM played a critical role in the design development of the entire scheme ranging from safety and security strategies to multi-party fire evacuation policies and procedures.

We also worked very closely with the independent certifier in the witnessing and commissioning stages as well as being responsible for the initial mobilisation phase leading into steady state operation with all of the new occupiers.

Client Feedback

“Excellent service from the outset, their Project Surveyor scoped the works in detail in preparation at the tender specification. Consultation was thorough and final specification reflected the vision for the works. The tender process was efficient; involved a choice of three contractors and the decision was made on the most economical price. The project was started on time and was well managed by project surveyor with lots of visits and contact via email and phone. The project ran slightly over however this was allowed for during the planning stage. I would highly recommend the services of Eric Wright FM.”
Councillor Ruth Rosenau
Cabinet Member for Regeration and Planning at Stoke-on-Trent City Council

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