Group 17

Westcroft Community Centre is a vibrant community space in the heart of Burnage, South Manchester. is committed to empowering, inspiring and improving the local community of Burnage. The primary objective of the project is to develop a proposal for the renovation of the existing space of Westcroft into a multi-activity space, enabling the Community Centre to meet the diverse needs of their visitors. Secondly, the project aims to reimagine and redesign the parking lot at the rear of the building, thus providing the Centre with additional activity space. The expanded outdoor space will enable the Centre to cater to multiple activities at once and amplify their reach to the community by expanding on the services provided by them. The new envisioned proposal will also enable the Centre to rent the space out for an additional source of income generation without compromising their primary purpose as a Community Centre. The project aims to provide Westcroft Community Centre a wider reach into the hearts of the community and help the Centre to be and do more than they already are. If you want to make a difference through design, come, join us on this journey to better the community.

Ching Wei L / Nikhil Sharad B / Yukan Z / Eva J

Name: Eva Jain
Atelier: & Architecture
Nationality: Thai
Skills: Photoshop, Revit, SketchUp, Lumion, Enscape
Design Ethos: A design does not stand in isolation, it is a reflection of society. It also needs to take into consideration sensory design and other ways to benefit and suit all users.
Interests: Art, Photography, Travelling, Reading & Pottery
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:24
Name: Ching Wei Leong
Atelier: PRAXXIS
Nationality: Malaysian
Skills: Photoshop, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape, Microsoft Word
Design Ethos: Form should be equally as important as function
Interests: Traveling, Dogs, Futsal
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:26
Name: Nikhil Bhagwat
Atelier: Making
Nationality: Indian
Skills: Photoshop, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhino, Revit, Lumion, Premiere Pro
Design Ethos: Designing spaces of organized chaos for the users is the essence of architecture.
Interests: Music, Reading, Travel, Sports
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:27
Name: Yukan Zhu
Atelier: CIA
Nationality: Chinese
Skills: Photoshop, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhino, Revit, Lumion, Enscape
Design Ethos: Architecture serves people, so the sense of spatial experience is the highest characteristic of architecture
Interests: Table Tennis, Music, Photography, Football
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:38
Name: Shola Akinyele
Atelier: PRAXXIS
Nationality: British
Skills: Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup, Lumion, Autocad, Enscape
Design Ethos: Design should be human-centered, aiming to enhance lives and bring some joy to all users
Interests: Traveling, Art, fashion
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:42

The Westcroft Community Centre is committed to empowering, inspiring and improving the local community of Burnage. They offer a safe and inclusive environment that supports all users and volunteers to help them realise their own potential.

As a result of collaboration with service users, Westcroft's motto is based on their values and inspires the company's philosophy. Their work connects neighbors with neighbors, local people with services and opportunities, and they work with a variety of partners. They cater to visitors of all backgrounds, needs, and circumstances by understanding the unique circumstances of everyone.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 19:58
Social Impact

Our project aims to reimagine and breathe new life into Westcroft’s indoor and outdoor spaces that will help the Community Centre to amplify it’s reach and empower the community. Through the betterment of spaces of the Westcroft Community Centre, the project will bring members of the diverse community of Burnage together. The culmination of our work with the collaborators will help to provide a welcoming environment for learning, building and overcoming social isolation.
Posted 13 Mar 2023 20:51