Designed as a ‘Place of Change’ for homeless people, this building provides 48 self contained flats with communal lounges, kitchens and dining areas. It has a Day Centre with IT and an arts and craft room, a training kitchen, community meeting rooms, health facilities, housing advice facilities, a Community Enterprise Centre and office accommodation for support organisations.
Designed as an easily recognisable landmark building, it is accessed via a 3 storey atrium with bridge links at the first and second floors. The building encloses a private landscaped courtyard leading to a recycling area, a secure bike shed and parking which includes an Electric recharging point.
The building achieved a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating.
From inception to handover BM3 Architecture carried out extensive consultation with homeless people from a nearby Day Centre.
Oasis House received a nomination for the Chartered Institute of Housings ‘Development of the year.