Rebuild Middleport

Are you interested in building your own home? Would you be willing to work in co-operation with other people who share your dream? Do you want to find out more about the practicalities of self-build and custom-build housing?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we would love to hear from you.


The Burslem and Middleport Local Forum is a group of local residents and businesses who want to promote self-build housing developments. Following a bid for three projects to the Homes & Communities Agency, we are working with local community members, Urban Vision, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, CDT Architects, Aaron Chetwynd Architect Studio, Greenbuilt, bITjam and other partners to plan for the future of three sites in Middleport and Longport.

Upcoming dates:

15th November: Family fun day & start of the community design festival

Middleport Pottery, 10-3pm

28th November: Design workshop for potential homebuilders

Middleport Pottery, 10-4pm

To get involved in Rebuild Middleport you can:


Design Festival 2013

To get the ball rolling we worked with our local architecture centre, Urban Vision North Staffordshire to organise the first Middleport Community Design Festival.

The Festival included:

  • Inspirational talks on various aspects of building an eco-home
  • Group workshops investigating local sites suitable for self-build housing
  • Practical demonstrations and training in eco-building techniques
  • Professional advice for self-builders – finance, planning, design
  • Dragons’ Den

Click here to read the PDF from these two days.

  • MDesignFestivalInvitation
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