Sense Touch Base

Glenn Howells Architects
Education, Refurbishment, Historic / Heritage Structures, London
Rob Parrish

A new community hub for the charity Sense in Selly Oak, Birmingham. The project comprises of a number of specialist facilities, these include different sensory rooms for the deaf – blind people that SENSE primarily caters for. The exposed concrete structure with rooflights aims to maximise the amount of natural light and create a non-challenging environment for disabled users. The upper two floors are open planned offices for use by the charity and for renting to generate income and a sustainable economic model for maintaining the crucial services the charity provides.