The vision for the community was to craft a focal point for the regeneration of Craig Croft, a suburb of Solihull. The crescent form of the facility wraps around a public space, creating a sense of place for a mixed-use development.
The Bishop Wilson Church of England School is an integral part of this community which also include a Church, medical facilities, and community services. The complexities of identity, access, and safeguarding were issues highlighted through positive stakeholder engagement resulting in real public architecture. This is celebrated by a curved colonnade of timber glulam posts, of which the entrances are through contemporary stone archways, set within a rich landscape.
The opened facility underpinned further regeneration and investment as it attracted Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Barnardo’s, Autism West Midlands and Chelmund’s Cross Enterprise Centre.
- RICS West Midlands Awards 2014
Regeneration Award (Highly Commended)