Dickens Heath, Waterside - Solihull
BCA have been involved in the development of the Village Centre at Dickens Heath from its original conception through to completion. Five different architects were employed to design a total of 28 buildings and our challenge was, through the external works design to unify the development and give a clear identity to the public realm through the use of imaginative hard and soft landscape solutions.
The design which was to echo the traditional features of village development was conceived in three distinct, linked zones.
The second phase ‘Waterside’ was completed in 2006 and includes a selection of office, retail and luxury apartments fronting onto a contemporary styled water feature and canal quayside. This development was the winner in the â€˜Best Mixed Use Developmentâ€™ category, for the UK Property Awards 2009.