Sparkbrook, Farm Road, Birmingham

This scheme integrates services from the PCT, Birmingham City Council and the Church of England to create a nationally unique facility in the heart of urban Sparkbrook. The two buildings are spread over two sites, overlooking an historic park, to create a truly distinctive community hub.

The new 4,837 sqm site is located at a prominent crossroads in Birmingham and serves to regenerate health and community services in the area through a landmark joint health and council building – the first building of its kind in the city – and a newly constructed church hall that replaces the former Victorian Christ Church destroyed in the tornado of 2005.

“By working in partnership with the local community and the Local Authority, we have created a unique centre that brings health services closer to patient’s homes and will ensure we meet the health needs of today’s residents and future generations.”
Denise McLellan, Chief Executive of Birmingham & Solihull NHS

“Colleagues from the Council and NHS are now not only sharing space, but also ideas and thinking. By working together we have provided many different services under one roof which has improved our customers and patients experience, made crucial savings and secured a brighter future for the people of Sparkbrook.”
Julie Leah, Head of Local Property Management

The site includes:

  • Three GP practices
  • Community dental services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Healthy young people services
  • Health Exchange services to support a healthy lifestyle
  • Birmingham City Council’s Customer Service Centre
  • Six offices for start-up social enterprises/local businesses
  • Community space available to hire
  • A private garden
  • Church hall and community café

Size: 4,837 sqm

Commissioned by:
Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust, Birmingham City Council and the Diocese of Birmingham

Community and health centre completed: February 2012

Church hall and community café completed: October 2012

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