College Green Independent Housing

  • Location

    Bournville, Birmingham

  • Value

    £3.5m

An independent living scheme, designed to PassivHaus standards.

As a component of College Green Care Village development on the former Bournville College site, BA were commissioned to design a state of the art cluster of 35 living units primarily for people with learning difficulties, but also those with acquired brain injuries and physical disability/impairment.

The scheme is to Passivhaus Standard to reduce the risk of fuel poverty for a vulnerable client group, HCA and Lifetime Homes Standards.

The two storey development of apartments wraps round a courtyard, offering dual aspect on the ground floor whilst the upper floors are arranged conventionally as single aspect units.

Overnight facilities, a communal living space and activity/learning space complete the two cranked wings of the development, overlooking the new village green.
Great care has been taken to give the development a domestic feel to enhance resident’s wellbeing.