During lockdown, Rance Booth Smith Architects have been helping a local charity visualise the conversion of their Leyland Tiger bus into a hygiene and laundrette facility. The bus is currently having mechanical repairs and undergoing exterior refurbishment works prior to internal changes.
Once complete, the project aims to provide showering and toilet facilities, offer a fresh pair of clothes and even deliver haircuts to the homeless population of Bradford. Small social and counselling spaces offer environments to help support the mental health and wellbeing needs of its users.
The charity is looking to create a replicable strategy to develop a fleet of buses which could offer help and support to the whole region.