DARLASTON SURE START

Darlaston Sure Start
Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
A New Extension and Alterations to an Existing Edwardian Villa.
The project includes 36 child-care spaces, a community cafe, and a wide range of family and parent facilities such as health rooms, meeting and training rooms.
 
The project sits within a conservation area, and the design philosophy has been to faithfully restore the highly decorated Edwardian villa, and to contrast this with a modern extension, clad in timber and glass.
  
CLIENT:
Walsall Council
 
LOCATION:
Ilumington House, Wednesbury, WS10 8AE
 
CONSTRUCTION VALUE:
Confidential
 
AWARDS:
Civic Trust Award 2009
  1. Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  2. Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  3. Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  4. Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  5. Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  6. Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
Darlaston Sure Start (Walsall) by Contemporary and Modern architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
"Sited in a conservation area, the new SureStart facility comprises a refurbished Edwardian villa and recent contemporary extension.  Internally the spaces are well linked, with noisy and quiet spaces being effectively separated.  The centre is well liked by users and staff, with a lively, energetic and vibrant atmosphere."
Civic Trust 2009.