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.
– 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:
- Join the Facebook group
- Follow and join the Twitter discussion: #rebuildmiddleport
- leave a comment here if you have any questions or wish to contact the organisers
- come along to the Burslem & Middleport Local Forum where we are developing and discussing self build each month. For more information or to be added to the mailing list contact Jackie Grant by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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