Toybox, Birmingham

The Toxbox development of 290 new student apartments in Birmingham is a significant development in this part of the city. It forms a strong relationship with forthcoming developments within the area including the neighbouring Arden Gate scheme.

The high spec student residential development 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. The curved facade provides a 9 metre cantilevered canopy over the main entrance at ground floor.

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