The Bishopsgate Street development of 290 new student apartments in Birmingham presents a significant opportunity for development in this part of the city, forming a strong relationship with forthcoming developments within the area such as the Arden Gate scheme.
It comprises a mixture of studio and cluster bedroom types along with ground floor retail space in a prominent location on a major route into the city. A shared garden space, together with a roof top social space and garden terrace provides views back across the city and adjacent canal.
The 15 storey form of the building addresses the city in a positive manner, seeking to contribute to the present and emerging skyline. The façade combination of brick, glazing and zinc alongside the green brick curved form gives the building a unique identity within the area.