Posted Feb 8 2023 | By David Magill

Housing LIN case study: Taking a collaborative approach to design at The Courtyards in Preston

I have written a case study for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) about The Courtyards in Preston. For this project, we put each principle of the HAPPI report into practice to provide 60 independent living homes for affordable rent and communal facilities for people over the age of 55 with varying care needs.

For anyone not familiar with the Housing LIN, they are a network that brings together housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland to exemplify innovative housing solutions for an ageing population.

Jeremy Porteus, CEO at Housing LIN, commented: "The Housing LIN champions a variety of collaborative approaches to housing for older people - something we have coined 'CollaborAGE'. This case study on The Courtyards extra care housing scheme in Preston does not disappoint. In addition to the big 'C' word, Levitt Bernstein have shared how they involved local residents to coproduce the design of this new HAPPI-influenced development so that it is fully integrated into the community and provides a welcoming environment and haven for neighbourliness."

Click here to read the full case study.