Brierley Hill’s new Health and Social Care Centre has won another prestigious national award for the quality of its design.
The LIFT national awards aim to encourage high quality health service buildings and the presentations were made in London last Thursday, 8th July.
Dudley Infracare LIFT took the ‘Design’ award for its Brierley Hill development. The judgest commented:
“The centre’s location on an awkward slope was resolved by careful placement of the building and floors. Accommodation is over seven floors, with five floors above ground, one semi basement and one full basement level.
“Artwork has been incorporated creating colour, fun and a theme accessible to all. Colours have been carefully chosen to add life to the interior spaces and make the patient journey a more positive experience.
“The confident and inspiring design, with its use of natural daylight and innovative architectural solutions, complementary colours and materials, gives a sense of optimism and wellbeing to the users and sets a precedent for future regeneration of the area.”
Dudley Infracare LIFT was also highly commended in the “Community Engagement and User Experience” category – for organisations which can demonstrate how engagement of the local community through a LIFT project has resulted in enhancement of the scheme – to complete a successful night.
” Cafe Plus ” – a new coffee bar and convenience store in the new Brierley Hill Health and Social Care LIFT building on Venture Way will be opening on 1st June.
The cafe will be offering freshly made sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes, with a huge choice of toppings. It will also include a quality state of the art bean to cup coffee machine. There will also be a convenience store section selling all those essentials for people to grab whilst out and about.
Jon Skelding from Scallywags play centres commented:
“We are due to start fit out this week and plan to open for June 1st and will be creating at least six new jobs for local people. The Health and Social Care Centre is due to open to the public on June 14th We have further plans to roll out the brand to other locations over the next 18 months.”
The LIFT building will host around 350 staff and 500 patients a day.