WCS Woodside wins national Building Excellence award

The practice’s design for WCS and Deeley Construction has been recognised in national awards and named  winner of ‘Best Purpose Built Accommodation’ at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards 2021 at a ceremony in London.

Completed in 2019, the care home offers a community experience for 72 adults including people with mobility needs, dementia and hearing loss.

The innovative Woodside Care Village features circadian lighting and night-time acoustic monitoring technology, along with its own spa, hair salon, cinema, shop, launderette, and gardens with a bike track, outdoor gym equipment and water features.

For more details visit our project page – WCS Woodside

Ground Floor Social space completes at Aston University

Our team has just handed over a new space for students at Aston University. The area is to offer a range of futureproof, multifunctional space to enable a variety of different learning activities to take place in order to meet students’ varied learning needs and study preferences.  The scheme includes;

  • Formal and informal individual and group work spaces
  • Group working areas with AV provision
  • Designed to allow for potential ‘out of hours’ use

We have worked with a project team including PMP Consultants, Couch Perry & Wilkes, Tracey Kirby Consulting and Interclass Construction.

Above, images of the completed scheme at handover.

Steelwork is signed for posterity at Brockworth

Robothams Architects were amongst those invited to join main contractor E G Carter at the signing of the steel frame at the new SEN school in Brockworth. Representatives of Gloucestershire County Council and Learn@ Multi Academy Trust all put their mark on one of the last steels to be installed.

Some of those attending said;

Sam Carter, Director at E G Carter & Co Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate this significant milestone at Brockworth SEMH. To see the steel frame erected is very exciting, as we can all now see the building start to take shape. This event is a great way to acknowledge this phase of the project.”

Cllr Philip Robinson, cabinet member for economy, education and skills at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “It was a privilege to be able to leave my own personal mark on this new school.

“The new school will create much-needed special school spaces for children in Gloucestershire, and allow them to have the high quality of education they deserve, in a way that is suited to their needs and closer to home.”

The project is covered in the projects section of the website and due for completion in 2022.

St Philips in Dorridge dedicated by the Bishop of Birmingham

Robothams Architects joined with members of the community to celebrate the dedication of the new church for St Philips in Dorridge.  The building was formally opened by The Right Reverend David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham in an event attended by over 400 members of the congregation.

The vicar of Dorridge and Bentley Heath, Rev Canon Duncan Hill-Brown said: “It’s taken years of planning, fund-raising and hard work to reach this opening ceremony.

“I’m thrilled at all that’s been achieved, with a magnificent church and community facility in the heart of Dorridge and Bentley Heath. We welcome local residents to come and see for themselves all that’s going on and join with us in worship and community life.”

More 2,500 people attended a specially arranged open day on Saturday, September 4 to view the new church.

More project details can be found in the projects section of our website.

Brockworth SEMH School receives planning approval

Gloucestershire County Council have approved plans for the new SEMH School in Brockworth, south of Cheltenham.  The new school will provide 75 pupils places for children with Social Emotional Mental Health needs from across the county.

The project will be constructed by E G Carter and handed over to Learn@ MAT who will operate the new school in Summer 2022.

Robothams Architects will be acting as Architects and Interior Designers for the scheme.

For further details refer to our projects section.