Responsible Renovations that Regenerate.
What we do
Bricks & Soul is a privately owned property development company established in 2018 to work in partnership with registered providers, councils, support providers and national charities. We develop quality homes for vulnerable people with a broad spectrum of needs across the North West without any need for government subsidy.
The name Bricks & Soul captures the two strands of our work, which is providing good quality homes for people in society who need it most (the ‘bricks’) and encouraging wider social activation factors to make a house a home (the ‘soul’). To do this Bricks & Soul creates homes where people feel proud, safe & secure by hosting bespoke place making events that help residents to integrate into the existing local community.
We are passionate about supporting local economies and working with local people. We want to ensure that the renovation of our houses are done by local people for local people. That’s why our skilled workforce through collaborations, come from the North West and share our passion for restoring empty properties to their former glory, for people in society who need them most.
Our rule is simple, ‘we would never live develop a house that we wouldn’t live in ourselves.’ Our homes are designed for well being. There is a real stigma around the quality of social housing and it’s our mission is to change that perception. Why can’t you offer social housing that that offers a comfortable, safe & modern living space? We do things differently at Bricks & Soul. Our design led homes give vulnerable people the opportunity to flourish and rebuild their dignity. All of this is carried out by our team of expert local contractors whose 20 years’ experience in building projects means properties get delivered on time, with all the necessary building specifications and on budget.
In 2019 Mind Charity released a report which claims 4 out of 5 people in the UK who live in below decent home standards suffer from mental health issues. A change in social housing is essential to prevent further suffering.Read the report here.
At Bricks & Soul, we create a home for vulnerable people who want to put down roots and belong to the local community. A home with soul.
While our renovations are taking place, our team heads into the local community to meet residents, see what makes their streets work, learn their stories and soak up the history behind the community. A bespoke placemaking programme is then activated to ensure a seemless integration of the new residents within the existing community.
Our passion for employing local people boosts the local economy which in turn helps the community regenerate, regrow and flourish. Sourcing 100% of our products and services from the NW region further supports the regeneration of our city and its businesses.
In order to monitor our social impact, we work with economic consultancies to provide robust, high quality social and evidence based economic analysis to help us measure our work so we can deliver the highest social impact outcome.
Bricks & Soul re connects fractured communities, creates a positive lifestyles and offers a new beginning for vulnerable adults.
“We are committed to transforming the lives of vulnerable people by developing aspirational homes that gives them greater security, dignity and independence.”
Bricks & Soul is a specialist developer of high quality social housing, designed to work in partnership with housing associations, councils, charities and support providers. Our aspirational homes combined with intergrated community settings, deliver high social impact outcomes without the need for government subsidy.