17fl Fusion Students, Bristol Road, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Fusion Students' £1.5bn joint venture with Cain International aims to regenerate a derelict Bristol Street site with a 620-bed student accommodation scheme.


Former 'The Trees' Public House

Bristol Road, Birmingham, B5 7TT

View the site map HERE.



Partners: Fusion Students, Cain International

Architect: Corstorphine & Wright, Fira

Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager: Rhomco

Principal Designer: Alder King

Structural & Civil EngineerShear

MEP Design: Amber Management

Principal Contractor: TBC

Planning Consultant: Lichfields

Planning Application Number: 2022/06777/PA

Targeted Start Date/ Completion: October 2023; Summer 2025


The Development

Fusion Students' £1.5bn joint venture with Cain International seeks to regenerate this derelict Bristol Road site with a c. 620-bed PBSA. (657 bedspaces refused is now at appeal; 26 storeys)

Redevelopment of The Tree site, a former public house - now derelict - proposes c. 620 three and four-bedroom clusters, a range of studios & one-bedroom apartments, all within four linked buildings, with the tallest rising to 17 storeys fronting onto Bristol Road and Belgrave Middleway.

The other buildings will remain subservient to the taller block and will rise to eight, 10 & 11 storeys.

With a key focus on well-being to ensure happy and healthy living, students will be spoilt for choice. Facilities include a 24-hour concierge, a central courtyard, study spaces, an auditorium/cinema, a karaoke TV room, a games room, laundry, lounges, dining rooms, and a gym & basketball court.

The main source of transport will be the 162 cycles within a secure double-stacked system, with potential for 80 more externally, adjacent to an  existing cycle highway.

Fusion Students, images from Corstorphine+Wright.


Project dates

08 Jan 2021 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


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Jonathan Bostock

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