Bournville Gardens

  • Location

    Bournville, Birmingham

  • Completion

    2015

A unique extracare scheme in the heart of Bournville village

Vibrant communal spaces, all situated around a dramatic five storey atrium and a variety of beautiful gardens

Back 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. Centered around a new village green, our proposal blends together high quality housing with facilities that will provide health services to support the community.

 

The first part of the master-plan to be delivered is Bournville Gardens, an ExtraCare housing scheme. The development comprises of 212 generously spaced apartments offering a range of accommodation and private amenities within vibrant communal spaces, all situated around a dramatic five storey atrium and a variety of beautiful gardens. The design provides the flexibility to be adapted for future needs.

This is a building designed to foster interaction between all residents in a series of social functions and specially designed spaces, providing a sense of community. Support services are situated in house to deal with the onset of dementia, enabling residents to feel supported as they stay comfortably within their homes.