Selly Oak Hospital Masterplan

This masterplan proposes the transformation of the former Selly Oak Hospital site into an exciting new Birmingham neighbourhood, integrated into Bournville and the surrounding areas. Character will be forged from the conversion of historic locally listed buildings, retention of existing trees and open space, a green link to the Birmingham and Worcester Canal and a series of new distinctive gateways. A diverse range of uses are proposed to make the neighbourhood a sustainable and active place for living, working and leisure.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust owns the 17 hectare site, which became redundant with completion of the QE Hospital in 2011. The site has developed over 140 years from the 1870s Workhouse and later Selly Oak Infirmary.

The masterplan proposes 650 new homes, mainly new with some conversion of retained buildings. Shops, offices, restaurants etc form a mixed use zone in converted and extended historic buildings. The masterplan was submitted for outline planning permission in 2012.

Working with a multi-disciplinary team including GVA (planners) and Gillespies (landscape), Associated Architects helped develop the concept and design. Methodology included analysis of the buildings, their potential for re-use, adaptation or extension; and the indicative design of new building illustrating the overall urban design proposals. The retained buildings help define the layout through their built form and position in relation to key routes and open spaces.

Client: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Completion: 2018

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