Fibre Architects are pleased to announce that we have won a bid to design the re-development of a former local factory into a community hub and worship area; a space that all the community at Birkby will be able to enjoy.
The factory based at Willow Lane, Birkby, was formerly used to bottle Britvic drinks and was put up for sale when Britvic stopped production in January 2014. The Rivertree Trust, who now own the site, held a competition to determine which architecture firm would partner them in the redesign of the site. After a detailed and lengthy selection process, our proposals and approach wowed the Trust and we’re glad to say that we came out on top!
The new church and community hub is intended to be multi-purpose, hoping to offer not only a place to worship, but meeting rooms for charities and a place to offer support for families or those in need in the local community which is why we are so proud to be taking the lead on the design aspects of the re-development.
Our MD Martin Booker said; “We are really pleased to announce our appointment as architects by the Rivertree Trust and Community Church Huddersfield for the design of the exciting re-development of the former Britvic Factory on Willow Lane in Birkby into their new Community Hub Facility.”
“An application for full planning approval with more detailed proposals for the new facility should be submitted next year, and in the meantime we will be working hard with the client team to ensure the proposals are appropriate, deliverable and of a high quality design fitting for this important new community development for Birkby and Huddersfield as a whole.”
The Operations Manager of the Rivertree Trust Chris Haygarth also added; “We are very pleased to be partnering with Fibre Architects on the project. Out of 7 potential partners, Fibre, as a local company, really stood out to us as being passionate about Huddersfield. I am very thankful to have found a partner who understands us as an organisation and is willing to work with us to co-create this exciting Community Hub Venue in Huddersfield.”
We will keep you updated with news of this project as it develops next year.