Step by Step


4 storey young persons hostel and training facilities. Unique town centre development consolidating disparate and outdated client facilities.

The £3.8m building includes living accommodation for 30 young people and also houses a training room, IT suite, support services, interview rooms and staff offices. The multi-faceted requirements of this unique project were meticulously designed into the new ‘eye-catching’ building to maximise the available space whilst creating inviting and generous internal spaces.

“The new building, with its bright, modern feel and improved facilities, has demonstrably increased clients’ self-esteem, their desire to succeed, and their willingness to work with others to ‘make it work’ . We are confident from our study of similar projects that the new building is one of the best designed and run services for young homeless people in the country today.”

— Amanda Dubarry, Step by Step

“The finished article is well presented. I was also very impressed at the internal layout and the study/bedroom design. Well done to you and your colleagues.”

— Martin Nurse, Chief Executive, Sentinel Housing Association

UK Housing Awards 2012 — Shortlisted

Step by Step (with Sentinel Housing Association)

Construction Value

RIBA Stages A-L