Pozzoni's Residential Team Continues to Grow

1 July 2019

Pozzoni Architecture has strengthened its residential team within the ‘living’ sector with two experienced project architects, Sophie Roberts and Natalie Wilson.

Sophie joins the growing team from PRP, where she worked on a number of housing schemes including affordable and housing for older people. With impressive design skills in the high-end residential sector she has successfully delivered significant projects in the North West and London, working for both private and developer clients.

Natalie has experience of delivering large scale, landmark residential developments across London and has a range of technical expertise and extensive knowledge of working with developer clients. She has recently returned from volunteering on a community build project in Fiji and takes a keen interest in wider community-led schemes within the team.

Pozzoni has a proven track record in design, innovation and technical competence across its four key sectors; living, education, leisure and commercial. Sector teams often collaborate and share sector knowledge; this joined-up way of working allows for a truly considered and creative design approach in the Business.

The offering within the residential team is highly skilled, but also very varied, incorporating general needs affordable housing, extra-care accommodation and wider estate renewal developments. One of many current schemes being delivered is the £14.5million extra care development in Gorton, with long term client Southway Housing Trust, which is due to start on site imminently. This project will provide 106 extra care homes for social rent, plus associated facilities on the site of the former Bellamy Court, now an urban brownfield site in East Manchester.

The team sets out to bring together a sustainable mix of quality housing that responds to the changing needs and aspirations of communities and connecting them where possible, to wider opportunities within their local and regional area.

Eleanor McCallum, associate at Pozzoni stated, “We understand the market challenges faced due to increasing housing provision requirements and keep a very close eye on the evolving sector. As our population continues to age and as society becomes more intergenerational in its approach, providing quality residential accommodation with key integrated services, such as health and care, is vital.”

Eleanor continues, “For us, it’s all about the importance of connecting residents to their wider community. We aim to create inclusive, distinct and characterful neighbourhoods for people to live, work and move around in. Bringing in Sophie and Natalie to bolster the team and further develop our service offering is a really exciting time for us.”

Over the last ten years Pozzoni’s housing team has delivered 3,000 homes across a range of tenures and extra care schemes.