Breathing new life into Barne Barton

This website has been established to provide information about our proposals to redevelop the Barne Barton Estate.


Illustrative View


Talbot Gardens was built in the post-war period and is in need of modernisation. The proposals seek to redevelop the site by removing the ten blocks of maisonettes managed by Sanctuary Housing and replacing them with a mix of high- quality new homes. Together with the development currently underway by Clarion Housing on the north side of Savage Road, the regeneration of Talbot Gardens will breathe new life into Barne Barton.


The proposed development will see the site transformed into attractive, accommodation where people will want and choose to live. The existing blocks will be demolished and replaced with a mix of new high-quality housing, predominantly delivered as affordable housing including shared ownership, with a small element of units available for open market sale. The current proposals include:


  • 98 one-bed and two-bedroom apartments across 4 apartment buildings with undercover parking;

  • 12 three-bedroom and four-bedroom town houses; and

  • A 60-bedroom care home (use class C2) including a publicly accessible café.


Residents will all have access to communal facilities including beautiful shared courtyard gardens and play areas, including a public square. More detailed information about the project is contained within the other tabs/pages.


Sanctuary is committed to community engagement and wants to ensure this project leaves a positive lasting impact on the people of Barne Barton. The organisation is currently in pre-application discussions with Plymouth City Council, who have commented on initial design ideas. Sanctuary has also discussed its proposals with local stakeholders. We now want to welcome and hear your views too! Please use the form to send us your comments.


Sanctuary Housing

Sanctuary Housing is one of the UK’s largest social landlords, with over 50 years’ experience. Part of Sanctuary Group, a leading provider of housing, care and commercial services across England and Scotland, managing more than 100,000 homes. The Group’s missions is to build affordable homes and sustainable communities where people choose to live. As a not-for-profit organisation, Sanctuary reinvests any surplus back into its housing and services for the benefit of residents and their communities to meet this mission, making them the ideal partner for the Barne Barton regeneration project.


Sanctuary has extensive experience of delivering large scale regeneration projects, transforming areas both to build news homes and upgrade existing properties.


Consultation Plans

Sanctuary’s architects, PRP, has produced initial architectural designs and landscape designs for the scheme.

Click on the links below below to view the related plans to this development.

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Aerial View


Case Studies

Anderston, Glasgow

Sanctuary’s £60 million regeneration of Anderston in Glasgow has transformed the area into one of modern 21st century living.


A decade in the making, many of the 1960s buildings were demolished and replaced with 540 affordable homes, providing housing for today and generations to come.


Sanctuary has received multiple awards for the project including being named Housing Regeneration Project of the Year 2019 at the Scottish Homes Awards and Homes For Scotland’s Affordable Housing Development of the Year 2019.


Anderston also triumphed at the Saltire Society’s Housing Design Awards 2019 and was honoured with the Excellence Award by CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) Scotland in 2018.


To mark completion of the ambitious programme, a statue of renowned artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Scotland’s most famous sons, was unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.


Ardler, Dundee

From 1999 to 2013 Sanctuary carried out a successful major regeneration of the Ardler Estate in Dundee, Scotland.

The Ardler Village project saw tower blocks on the estate replaced with almost 1,000 high quality new homes. Improved retail and community facilities were also provided. At the heart of this project was replacing high-rise blocks with lower density, family housing providing outside space and room for the community to grow.


Delivered in partnership with Dundee City Council, the Scottish Government, and other partner agencies, the project cost £80m and helped to realise the full potential of the estate. The project was so successful it won a number of major awards including the British Urban Regeneration Association award for best practice in regeneration.

Shiregreen, Sheffield

Sanctuary has successfully completed a £90m regeneration programme to modernise 2,500 properties and transform the local environment.


The project began in 2006 following the transfer of homes on the Shiregreen estate from Sheffield City Council to Sanctuary. Taking place over five years, the programme also saw investment to transform nearly 15 miles of pavements, verges and open spaces across Shiregreen. Community involvement was fundamental to the successful delivery of the project with local residents playing a key role in helping shape the regeneration programme.


Sanctuary Grove, Worcester

Sanctuary Grove is our flagship care and retirement development in Worcester, supporting the needs of a wide range of residents in one location.


Built at a cost of £22 million, the state-of-the-art scheme features a 60-bedroom care home, including provision for dementia care, as well as 60 one and two-bedroom apartments for over 55s. 

Both of these facilities are connected to a central hub which incorporates a shop, restaurant and hair salon for use by residents and the public.


Sanctuary Grove also has 24 separate retirement living bungalows and apartments, as well as supported living accommodation for adults with learning disabilities.

Contact & Feedback

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Post: Kate Holden, Pegasus Planning Group, Equinox North, Great Park Road, Bristol, BS32 4QL