Each project has been designed using similar house types, but designed to suit the particular location. Some have a distinctly modernist aesthetic, while others have a more traditional feel, albeit with an uncluttered and clean visual appearance.

Included in the programme is the Mackenzie Crescent scheme designed to provide 9 flats for more elderly residents. This small scheme has proved popular and shows that the needs of older people can be met very successfully on more intimately scaled projects.


Work continues on the last of the sites. But the main works have all been successfully completed and some of them are included on separate pages on our web site:


Along with this there is a comprehensive review of the process and projects on the Staffordshire Moorlands web site:

Ascent Regeneration Programme

Ascent Housing LLP programme to construct over 300 new houses across Staffordshire in Leek, Biddulph and Cheadle including a Community Centre in Leek.

Client: Ascent Housing LLP

Value: £29,000,000

Completed: in phases from 2012 onwards

Location: Staffordshire

Housing shortages across the county needed to be addressed and JMA were appointed to provide the design services to investigate the feasibility of a large number of possible sites.

Each site was sketched to ascertain the likely layout and the potential number and type of dwellings which would be suitable for the size, location and topography. Viability was considered and then the most suitable projects taken forward for detailed design. Once approved by the client teams each scheme was submitted for Planning Permission based on its own merit.

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