30fl Maker's Yard, Sherlock Street, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

This is Maker’s Yard: a 551 build-to-rent development that expands the city core to revitalise the area.


Sherlock Street, Bishop Street, and Hurst Street

Southside, Birmingham, B5

View the site map HERE.



Developer: Watkin Jones Group

Architect: Glenn Howells ArchitectsStride Treglown, TPM Landscape

Project Manager/ QSWatkin Jones Group

Principal Designer: Projex Building Solutions (Ridge)

Structural & Civil Engineer: Apex



Frame: Stephenson Group

Fire Engineer: Jenson Hughes

Managed & Operated: Get Living

Planning Consultant: Turley

Planning Application Number2020/09624/PA

Targeted Completion: April 2025


The development

This is Maker’s Yard: a 551 build-to-rent development that expands the city core outwards and is set to revitalise the area

The six-building project will facilitate 16.5K SF of vibrant street facing commercial units, amenities aplenty, and new pedestrian routes. It is being forward funded and will be operated by Get Living, the UK’s pioneer of large scale BTR neighbourhoods.

A fab selection of one, two & three-bedroom apartments will be on offer – 47 affordable – within buildings ranging from five, nine, 10, 11, 13 & 30-storeys.

Residents will have access to a 24-hour concierge, wellbeing hub(s), landscaped podium gardens, 608 cycle spaces, 44 vehicle spaces, a gym, co-working spaces, and a double-height reception and sky lounge.

Making the project accessible to all, a new pedestrian-friendly public square will be formulated to seamlessly link the site to the city centre & beyond.

Maker's Yard, images from Glenn Howells Architects.

Progress: Under Construction

May 2022 -

With the site now cleared, two piling rigs are now on site, signaling an early construction start.

July -

Earth has been broken and groundworks will now commence at speed.


October -


Images from Stephen Giles.

Project dates

16 Dec 2020 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


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