Connolly Wellingham Architects have been appointed to work with OpenHouse Stroud to undertake a Feasibility Study to review their existing building stock within the historic town of Stroud in the Cotswolds. The study will propose refurbishment strategies and identify opportunities for operational improvement across the several city centre sites.
OpenHouse Stroud is a charity that supports young people and vulnerable individuals from across Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties by offering short term accommodation and education programmes, creating a community within which they can find their next steps in life. In 1996 the charity moved to their new headquarters in the Grade II listed former Painswick Inn Public House in the centre of Stroud. Built in the 1890s and still retaining its adjacent stable block, the Inn is a relatively complete survival of a 19thC Cotswold public house.