A 21st Century eco-almshouse: St. John’s Almshouses, Lichfield


This Housing LIN case study shines the spotlight on the award-winning
St. John’s Almshouses, a new Passivhaus certified residential scheme
for older people in Lichfield, completed in August 2017.

The client, St. John’s Hospital, are a charitable trust and historic
almshouses organisation which has had a presence on the site since 1129.
The existing Grade I listed buildings date from 1495 and the new 21st
century development comprises 18 new flats contained within two separate
buildings, which are arranged around a new landscaped courtyard.

The design won this year’s Architect’s Journal Housing Project of the Year (up to £10 million).


21st Century eco-almshouse: St. John’s Almshouses, Lichfield (opens new window)

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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