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 bedrooms with communal lounge spaces. Each room is furnished with a comfy bed, TV, study desk, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Fully accessible rooms are available with rooms on upper floors providing far reaching views over the city through generously window openings. Located in a prominent location on a major route into the city, the scheme features a shared garden space, laundry, gym, social areas and group study spaces.

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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Shortlisted: Student Accommodation Awards 2019.  Private Halls of Residence of the Year