A 212 unit extracare scheme in the heart of Bournville’s new care village
In 2009 Bournville Architects were appointed to master-plan the redevelopment of the former site of Bournville College, Birmingham. The primary objective was to create a new community that would help meet the changing housing needs of the people of Bournville. Our proposals look to deliver a mixture of high quality residential and health service facilities centred around a new village green.
The first part of the master-plan being delivered is Bournville Gardens, an ExtraCare housing scheme. The development comprises of 212 generous spaced apartments offering a range of accommodation and private amenities within vibrant communal spaces around a dramatic five storey atrium and a variety of beautiful gardens. The design provides flexibility that enables changes to be made easily in the future.
The building is designed to foster interaction between all residents in a series of social functions and specially designed spaces to engenders a sense of community. Support services are provided in house to deal with the onset of dementia enabling residents to stay in their properties.