Brierley Hill LIFT schemes wins new award

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’ to bring new jobs and facilities to Brierley Hill – opening 1st June

” 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.

May opening for Brierley Hill health and social care centre

John Coyne, Dudley LIFT CEO

Brierley Hill’s new health and social care centre is still on track to open in May.

 The new building on Venture Way Brierley Hill is nearing completion despite the recent bad weather having hampered operations by construction company Carillion.

 Chief Executive of Dudley Infracare Lift, John Coyne, told the most recent meeting of Brierley Hill Town Centre Partnership:

 “Inevitably the snow  over recent weeks has meant some of the work on the site is delayed.  However I am confident that any lost time will be made up and the health centre will be opening on time in May.” Continue reading May opening for Brierley Hill health and social care centre