Trio of buildings coming to Birmingham’s Eastside Locks
Three student accommodation blocks have just been approved for Birmingham’s Eastside Locks, constructionenquirer.com reports.
The three structures will vary in size, ranging from nine storeys to 13. Alumno Developments is behind the scheme, which will provide 625 rooms to students. Moreover, the scheme will include accessible communal areas, which will be well-lit for the student’s safety.
An entrance area will be located in the middle building and it’s designed to act as a social area for the residents, reports specificationonline.co.uk. On the west side of the building will be two elevated courtyards.
One of the largest regeneration projects in the country
David Campbell, managing director at Alumno Developments, expresses the firm’s pleasure to be working on the project.
“We are delighted to be working with Glenn Howells Architects on this landmark project, which further cements the Alumno objective of matching good quality design with affordability, Eastside Locks is one of the largest regeneration projects in the country and the student accommodation developments will kick start the further exiting developments set to emerge on the site,” he says.
To ensure the project remains in-keeping with the surrounding canal area, Glenn Howells Architects has been consulting with landscape architects McGregor Smith. The developers will use specific materials that not only compliment the other nearby buildings, but also show the quality of the structures.
Author: Laura Varley Date Written: 21 March 2014