The Wellbeing CentreSmethwick, West Midlands
The Wellbeing Centre will be an exciting community hub for Smethwick, a focal point for the town, providing spaces for use by the client, health organisations and the local community. The building symbolises the regeneration of the wider area and provides a holistic approach to the health, social and welfare needs of the community.
The design concept develops the idea of a ‘heart’ space allowing the community spaces to be experienced from all levels and areas within the building. Subtle curves in the building form create a welcoming and engaging external envelope. Masonry emphasises the dynamic form of the building and ensures a sophisticated addition to Smethwick High Street.
The building is designed to be an exemplar low energy building including ground source heating with boreholes, a photovoltaic array, and solar thermal heating.
PHD & SAFSS (Pathfinder Healthcare Developments & Sandwell Asian Family Support Service)
£10m estimated (2012)
Lead Consultant & Designer, Architect RIBA Work Stage 0-3
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