Saint Nicolas' Place

15th Century wool merchant's house transformed for 21st Century community

Kings Norton, Birmingham
Year Completed
RIBA Work Stage
  • Project Lead
  • Architect
  • Conservation Architect
  • Contract Administrator
Awards & Mentions
  • BBC Restoration Series | Winner
  • Civic Trust Awards 2009 | Highly Commended
We led a dedicated design team and collaborated with skilled craftspeople from all over the Midlands to transform this 15th century wool merchant’s residence. The building had centuries of history carefully peeled back to reveal its former glory.


We completed the transformation with a new wing bringing this important community facility into the 21st century.


In the picturesque setting of Kings Norton Green, this building is held in great affection by an army of volunteers who have dedicated years of their time to its restoration.

The way the design works, three years on it still excites me.

Canon Rob MorrisThe Birmingham Post | 'Restoration of 15th century Kings Norton buildings completed' December 2011

A treasure to delight and serve our local community… We have a lift, a cafe, new light in dark places – and stunning new facilities for the church and community gathering, for work with young people and seniors – and for all of us in between.

Canon Rob MorrisTeam Rector of Kings Norton Parish