Projects: The Old Boat House, Fazeley
This site lies at the junction of Birmingham and Coventry canals and was formerly a nineteenth century boatyard and a stop off point for barges delivering coal from the local mine to Birmingham. At the point that Fluid Design became involved full planning approval was in place for the part demolition of the existing buildings on site and the erection of a two storey building to provide 12 supported living flats together with an 8 bed transition home for people with learning disabilities and associated needs.
Fluid Designs appointment involved the discharge of the conditions attached to the planning approval, the production of the building regulations drawings, the receipt of building regulations approval, the production of working drawings for construction and the supervision of work on site through to contract completion.
The design and form of the building has been conceived to represent four separate blocks which respects the historic build form of the site. The materials compliment the local vernacular and canal side buildings with a mix of red brick, coloured render, cedar board and a pitched pantiled roof.
A large external deck is provided for the transition home which gives protected access to the waterside.
Completion is anticipated in 2013.
Project value: £2m
Architectural Illustration by Stephen Sloper