New artist’s impressions of how Pelsall’s new £4 million library, health centre and children’s centre will look have been released.
Building work is on schedule for its opening in autumn next year, says Walsall Council, with the steel structure finished and 85 per cent of the brick and blockwork in place.
The next stage will see work start on the roof and installing windows.
The building is designed by architects Baart Harries Newall, which released the new images, and the project is a joint initiative between Walsall Council, NHS Walsall and Walsall Children’s Services Serco. Construction work is being carried out by ISG.
The library, pharmacy and children’s centre together with health offices and treatment rooms will be located on the ground floor. Upstairs will be the first floor health centre featuring a large central open plan waiting area with treatment and consultation rooms around the perimeter.Councillor Anthony Harris, Walsall Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “This is a really exciting project and people going past the site can now see the development starting to take shape.
“This is going to be a brilliant facility bringing some of the most important services for the people of Pelsall under one roof. The artist’s impressions give a glimpse of what the building will be like upon completion and I’m sure it will become a focal point for Pelsall residents.”
Jonathan Kell, ISG managing director- Midlands, added: “The development represents a challenging undertaking both from the unconventional design of the new building and the tightly constrained and busy nature of the site’s location.”