Toybox Birmingham, UK
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 each with communal lounge spaces. Located in a prominent location on a major route into the city, it features shared garden space, social spaces 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.