The Archway of Tears, Birmingham

The Archway of Tears, Birmingham

Fresh Life Consulting has been appointed by Birmingham Conservation Trust to work with the team led by Rodney Melville and Partners to carry out a feasibility study of this Victorian Gateway building, with the objective of finding a viable future for of all that remains of this major Birmingham Workhouse. It now forms part of the Dudley Road Hospital site which in 2016 will be largely vacated by the NHS and be sold for redevelopment. Securing an appropriate, economic re-use for the building is therefore that more urgent if the building is to restored and the area’s important memories and social history preserved for future generations.

FLC is providing re-use potential, economic and development appraisal advice to the team.

Birmingham Conservation Trust is a charity created ‘to preserve and enhance Birmingham’s threatened architectural heritage. Their projects secure the long-term future of buildings at risk, especially those ignored by developers, larger charities and public bodies. They combine sensitive repairs with imaginative new uses for the buildings. Working in partnership with others, the Trust creates attractive places to live, work and play.

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Peter White

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