Christine Fatania

Associate Architect

Stride Treglown

Christine joined Stride Treglown in 2016 as part of acquisition of Bournville Architects, formerly part of community charity Bournville Village Trust, where she headed up the Healthcare Team. She has worked extensively on Primary Care and Health & Wellbeing schemes, including consultancy on the original version of NHS Wales primary care guidance, WHBN 36 and on the working group of the most recent review of HBN 11-01 for NHS England.

Christine now heads up the Primary Care sector within Healthcare team, working on projects throughout England & Wales, as well as community engagement and social action projects, plus disabled access consultancy. Currently she is working on a new 2,500sqm Whitehill & Bordon Health Hub in Hampshire, which forms the lower two floors of a £23m, 7-storey mixed use development within the town square, including retail Pharmacy, Cafe, Juice Bar and above. The Health Hub comprises a 15k list GMS Practice, and 1100sqm of clinical and community-based staff admin space for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, incl. Physiotherapy, Acute Mental Health and Older Person’s clinics, plus sessional space for services currently at Chase Community Hospital. There will also be two mobile docking stations on site for mobile imaging.

Christine’s interest in accessibility issues stems from personal experience, and 18 years as part of a local Access Committee. She also has special expertise in design for people with learning
disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Mental Health conditions, gained through years of working with local Special Schools and as the Architect in charge of Ridge Hill Learning
Disabilities Services Centre in Stourbridge. This was a £5.5m scheme providing day services and inpatient acute, respite and rehabilitation for people with LD & super-imposed mental health
disorders. More recently, she led the team on the £3.6m Brynmawr Wellbeing Centre in Blaenau Gwent, which incorporated specialist facilities for treating substance misuse, plus a Community
Dental Suite for people with severe physical disabilities and mental health conditions.

Christine is passionate about involving stakeholders in the design process, having honed her skills through completion of her MSc. She brings her knowledge and abilities in this area to the delivery of healthcare, community and other public schemes; learning from local knowledge and increasing stakeholder buy-in and public ownership of completed schemes. In particular, she has experience of working on schemes where there are large, diverse groups of stakeholders, including hard to reach groups.

Christine has worked in architecture for over 20 years, and has extensive experience as Lead Architect in the design and delivery of schemes, working alongside Directors developing a project’s design in addition to producing and coordinating the design and construction information. This has involved working with clients, contractors and other key stakeholders during all phases of projects, managing the quality and delivery of technical information to meet the clients’ requirements and programme whilst ensuring co-ordination with all other project disciplines.