Whitchurch Civic Centre, Shropshire
The £863,000 project was largely funded by Shropshire Council’s Market Towns Revitalisation Programme and Whitchurch Town Council. Our strategy was to give the tired 1970s building a ‘green makeover’, particularly bringing the external spaces into complimentary use with the newly-linked existing halls, making a fantastic indoor/ outdoor venue for markets, events, festivals and local/street theatre that is a real ‘event’ on the High Street and a long-term daily attraction in itself.
The contemporary design, which features a public balcony at first floor level, is realised in handmade brick and green oak, ensuring the building will blend with the historic fabric of Whitchurch. Internally, the foyer has been remodelled to create a hub for the council and library services using a central ‘drum feature’.