In 2019 and 2020, APEC Architects collaborated with East Coseley Big Local to develop a strategic plan for the Big Local funding and legacy. Part of the plan was for us to support people who manage and run community buildings to develop knowledge around overseeing cost-effective building/repair programmes and accessing funding beyond Big Local investment.


In October and November 2020, we led two ‘Understanding our Buildings’ workshops with people involved in community buildings across Coseley. We created a document collating the experience and knowledge we shared in these workshops, with additional information, so that building custodians in Coseley could use this as a guide when making changes to their welcoming spaces and places in a strategic way that help them work even better for the people that use them, for many years to come.


We wanted to make this freely available to lots of communities, so you can download it below. Please do get in touch to let us know if it helps in any way.

Download the full guide here