Case Study

Acorns Children’s Hospice

The Project

Shire have completed many projects with Acorns Children’s Hospice over the years. Work has been carried out at all three of their facilities including a new build project in Worcester, extensions and refurbishment of their Selly Oak building and the following work at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall completed in 2008.

The £350,000 project completed in two phases consisted of a new Day Room and a new Entrance / Reception extension.

Although relatively small the Day Room was structurally complex with an arrangement of exposed timber glulam roof beams cantilevering out from the external walls forming a canopy. The building was designed to be a focal point for the Hospice.

The ground conditions on the site were poor resulting in reinforced concrete foundations supported by piles.

The new Entrance / Reception extension to the existing hospice was designed with a significant amount of glazing so was steel framed with a timber roof and piled foundations.

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