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Frome Foyer Community Project

Frome, Somerset, UK.

Winner of a RIBA Housing Design Award, this development for the YMCA provided accommodation for deprived young people in a newly constructed building, linked to related adjacent community facilities in a converted listed foundry building, all set within the Conservation Area.

Construction was complex due to the steep nature of the site - the buildings range over 5 storeys including a site drop of 3 storeys.  The potentially conflicting requirements for security and congenial living environment were resolved through careful planning and use of natural materials.

Grainge Architects - Frome Foyer
Grainge Architects - Frome Foyer
Grainge Architects - Frome Foyer