Proposals for Village Campus, Moseley, Birmingham
Moseley’s Community Development Trust is working with Birmingham City Council to develop Moseley’s Big Plan; to protect Moseley’s character, but still let it develop and remain a flourishing neighbourhood.
We were commissioned to develop a proposal for a village campus in the heart of Moseley, which is a Conservation Area, that would support and boost the local economy, whilst providing social and community facilities. The masterplan sets out a vision which could be developed in phases according to funding availability. It proposes the conversion of existing residential properties into a variety of business uses, residential apartments, a creche, a heritage centre, and a cafe with links to the existing Moseley Exchange which provides co-working space for young companies. Gardens to the rear of the properties would be developed as a community facility with the introduction of building extensions, a new hall and a series of pavilions linked together by a cloister, which would sensitively integrate the existing and new buildings, harmonising a contemporary architecture within a garden setting.
The project feasibility stage was undertaken whilst Andy Hunt was Partner at Hunt Feneley. We are now developing detailed proposals for the implementation of the first phase of this exciting project.