Proposed New Shared Services Hub, Poolway, Yardley
To undertake service planning and design work for a new multi agency development as part of the Council’s Business Transformation programme. The proposed new Shared Services Hub will accommodate a range of integrated services for both the city council and public sector partners, including Library, Community, 'Customer First' and flexible multi-use space.
Client: Birmingham City Council
Location: Poolway, Meadway, Birmingham
Timescales: 5 months
Briefed: July 2009
Business case complete: November 2009
The BaS LIFT team compiled a strategic needs assessment of the local area and worked with the service heads to create a schedule of accommodation. Design work was taken beyond RIBA stage C and BCC was able to produce the business case from information provided by BaS. The design made good use of changing levels on site by introducing an undercroft carpark and impressive landscape design.
- Consultation with numerous stakeholders within a tight timeframe
- Possibility of contamination on site due to demolished petrol station
- Finding appropriate balance of dedicated and shared space for users within an integration design
- Low Carbon building design required
Services provided by BaS
Service Planning, Project Management and Design (Architecture, Building Services, Structures & Landscape Architecture)