Perry Barr – Plots 8 & 9 Birmingham, UK
Working closely with Willmott Dixon Construction, Lendlease and Birmingham City Council, we have successfully made Plots 8 and 9 of the wider, high profile, redevelopment masterplan a reality.
Appointed from RIBA Stage 3, Corstorphine & Wright redesigned the scheme to make the plots
more efficient, affordable, and more appealing. We have increased the number of units from 300 to 430 apartments.
- Split over 2 neighbouring plots
- 430 apartments across 4 blocks, arranged around 2 central landscaped courtyards.
- Maximised efficiency by increasing the scheme by 50% with Lendlease
- Accommodating as much off-site manufacture to protect the programme
- Provision of affordable and accessible units at ground level across both plots
- Completed to BIM Level 2 standards
“We see Corstorphine & Wright as a key trusted partner for our business. They have a deep understanding of developments, unlocking project potential and adding real value that others have not been able to do. They do so in a professional manner, recognising the importance of delivering high-quality detail swiftly while still being able to have fun doing it!”
Director, Willmott Dixon Construction
The main challenge on this project was to bring in key supply chain partners on structure, envelope, and toilet pods to ensure as much off-site manufacture as possible to protect the programme as much as we could, whilst protecting the design presented to planners.
In addition, with a simpler assembly method, less people were required on site, meaning less people have been put at risk by allowing easier adherence to social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both adjacent plots are designed to wrap around a secure central, landscaped, courtyard garden for residents to break out into and adding to a sense of identity and community.
The development forms part of a wider £700m redevelopment to the Perry Barr area that includes improvements to public transport, walking and cycling routes, new community facilities and public spaces.