The Bournville Care Village is a dedicated place for older people to enjoy a healthier, active and more independent lifestyle.

The Bournville Village Trust has a rich landscape heritage that is firmly rooted within the Garden City Movement. The masterplan proposals for the six acre site did not seek to mimic the Bournville Village vernacular, but rather to distil its landscape principles and reinterpret them as a respectful celebration of identity.

A clearly defined public square created a welcoming place for residents, staff and visitors on arrival at the Care Village, and subtle use of signage was carefully co-ordinated with paving and furniture to support way-finding and promote passive surveillance.

The Village Green contributes a central focal space that embraces the wider Bournville community. Clearly visible from the site entrance, it provides an attractive landscape setting for new buildings. In addition, a meandering walk contributes a relaxing route through the Village Green at a gently accessible gradient; with convenient stepped links to allow more direct access.

Arboretum inspired tree specimens planted within grass are arranged to frame views along the meandering walk, whilst seasonal wetland swales extend through the Green to support the site drainage strategy and enhance biodiversity.

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