Shirebrook Miners’ Welfare Centre

[lead]Brief: To convert and extend the first floor of the Miner’s Welfare Centre into a series of high-quality contemporary apartments.[/lead]

We were approached by one of the governors of the charitable organisation that runs the Shirebrook Miner’s Welfare Centre. The intention of the development was to benefit the charity with the income generated from the investment in their premises, as well as stimulate interest and external investment. The response from Acres Architects was to design a lightweight contemporary timber frame construction with a sawtooth roof and sedum green roof. The external walls were designed to be finished in a selection of matching brickwork and charred timber. The design evokes memories of the industrial past with its geometry and roof design harping back to the saw-tooth roof factories and warehouses of the past. The choice of materiality was key to the success of the design and important to incorporate the historical significance of the Miner’s Welfare Centre through the use of charred timber cladding, signifying the history of the building as a welfare centre of the coal miners of the past in the surrounding towns and villages.

Project Information

Type – Build To Rent (BTR)
Client Type – Private Client/Developer
Appointment – Traditional – SFA 2010 Rv12
Contract – JCT Intermediate Contract without Quantities (TBC)
Construction cost Est. £850k

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