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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
15 hours ago - Stephen Giles
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The Construction of Hockley Mills - July 2021

Hockley Mills has long been a vital part of Birmingham's history and, in time, it is going to be a hive of activity once more.

The major BtR (build to rent) development will deliver 395 new rented homes on Pitsford Street, alongside 28,000 sq ft of flexible commercial usages & a new entrance to Jewellery Quarter train station.

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The Construction of Hockley Mills - July 2021





Hockley Mills has long been a vital part of Birmingham's history and, in time, it is going to be a hive of activity once more.

The major BtR (build to rent) development will deliver 395 new rented homes on Pitsford Street, alongside 28,000 sq ft of flexible commercial usages & a new entrance to Jewellery Quarter train station.


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JULY UPDATE:

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MAY 2021:

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MARCH 2021:

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HOCKLEY MILLS QUICK OVERVIEW:

Hockley Mills is a £105M BtR mixed-use redevelopment featuring eight new buildings.

Situated next to Jewellery Quarter Train station, 395 rented properties will be delivered within one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments & duplexes; landscaped courtyard spaces & 28,000K of flexible commercial space for leisure, offices and retail usages, will also be formed.

With the site also seeing a new entrance to Jewellery Quarter station, ample cycle storage spaces will be incorporated alongside a covered car park area for 116 vehicles.

The site was recently acquired by Legal & General, on behalf of its BTR Access Development Partnership - a joint venture between Legal & General Capital and PGGM.

With Glancy Nicholls the architects behind the major scheme, Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM) - contractor - now acts as developer, with completion estimated for Q4 2023.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
22 Jul 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Landmark Digbeth regeneration scheme approved

The landmark Upper Trinity Street regeneration scheme in Digbeth, which would see buildings of up to 32 storeys, has now been unanimously backed by the City Council this morning (July 22nd, 2021).

For all the information & renderings for UTS, just follow the post.

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Landmark Digbeth regeneration scheme approved





The landmark Upper Trinity Street regeneration scheme in Digbeth, which would see buildings of up to 32 storeys, has now been unanimously backed by the City Council this morning (July 22nd, 2021).

For all the information & renderings for UTS, just follow the post.


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Cole Waterhouse (*Trinity (CW) Ltd*) are now free to create a unique new cultural, commercial and residential neighbourhood - reinforcing Digbeth's sense of community by providing 24/7 facilities to allow creatives, businesses and leisure activities to thrive.

The five-phase redevelopment, designed by Corstorphine + Wright, will see the delivery of nine new buildings of up to 32 storeys, creating hundreds of new jobs.

The ambitious development ultimately responds to the city council's ambitious vision to achieve a 24/7 Digbeth, as set out through the Curzon HS2 Masterplan & emerging draft Digbeth Masterplan. 

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943 NEW HOMES & 65K OF MIXED-USE CREATIVE, RETAIL, LEISURE & WORKSPACES.

Ranging from 2 to 32 storeys, 943 new 1-3 bed apartments & duplexes (private/ BtR/ 13 live/work) will be created alongside 65,000 sq ft of mixed-use creative, retail, leisure and workspace, as well as a potential standalone 133-bed hotel.

With roof gardens provided, a series of additional spaces including artwork, private yards and public parks will also be created, including Pump House Park; named after the former Victorian Pump House. The 18th century locally listed building here will be kept, refurbished, and celebrated as a focal point within the new park; and used for community use.

The fifth phase could potentially also see a new eight-storey hotel. Currently listed as 'flexible', the hotel is dependent on demand. If realised, however, it will occupy a key location overlooking the site’s new Skypark on Duddleston Viaduct.

Upper Trinity Street could be fully operational by 2029/2030.

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SO, PHASE 1

Phase 1 will now see the delivery of 376 new homes & 41,159 sq ft of commercial space, creating one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments & duplexes, across three interlinked buildings of 15-16 storeys (A, B & C), all connected via a podium.

Car parking for 66 will be based here.

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PHASES 2-5:

PHASE 2: Blocks E, F & G (5-10 storeys)
PHASE 3: Block H (32 storeys)
PHASE 4: Block J (19 storeys) 
PHASE 5: (flexible) Hotel (8 storeys)

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CONDITIONS AGREED WITH APPROVAL

a) £1.28 million highway improvements to upgrade Upper Trinity Street with new street furniture, lay-bys, two pedestrian crossings and the planting and retention of trees.

b) £3.48 million public realm improvements & the delivery of Pump House Park, Pump House Passage and Adderley Yard.

c) Securing Pat Benson Community Sport Foundation as a tenant within the ground floor at Unit 1 Block A (or another tenant), at 75% rent discount.

d) Securing Museum of Youth Culture and Birmingham Music Archive as a tenant within the ground floor at Unit 1 Block E (or another tenant), at 50% rent discount.

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PROJECT TEAM:

DEVELOPER: Cole Waterhouse
ARCHITECTS: Corstorphine + Wright/ Exterior Architecture Landscape
PROJECT MANAGER/ QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Henry Riley LLP
PLANNING CONSULTANT: Barton Willmore
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Renaissance Associates
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL (M&E): Novo Integration
TRANSPORT: Mode Transport Planning
FUNDING PARTNERS: TBC
CONTRACTOR: TBC
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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
21 Jul 2021 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of The Mercian - July 2021

A misty morning of the 21st July for the latest photo of this almost externally complete construction on Broad Street. The cladding has reached full height bar the parapet in places and the full effect of this massive tower is apparent. Great photos from Elliott and Daniel from several viewpoints in this photo gallery update.

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The Construction of The Mercian - July 2021





A misty morning of the 21st July for the latest photo of this almost externally complete construction on Broad Street. The cladding has reached full height bar the parapet in places and the full effect of this massive tower is apparent. Great photos from Elliott and Daniel from several viewpoints in this photo gallery update.


 

24th June

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

7th July

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

8th July

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9th July

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

10th July

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13th July

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

14th July

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15th July

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17th July

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

18th July

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

20th July

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21st July

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 1300 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Mercian Full Construction Gallery.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
20 Jul 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

12-storey Southside block set for approval

The proposed redevelopment of a rundown site in the vibrant Southside district to enable the creation of a new 12-storey apartment building looks set to be green lit.

Prosperity Developments are behind the plans at 16 Kent Street.

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12-storey Southside block set for approval





The proposed redevelopment of a rundown site in the vibrant Southside district to enable the creation of a new 12-storey apartment building looks set to be green lit.

Prosperity Developments are behind the plans at 16 Kent Street.


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With Southside positively booming, a new 12-storey apartment block on Kent Street looks set to finally be given the nod.

Prosperity Developments is seeking the green light from Birmingham City Council to develop 16 Kent Street, currently the site of a 3-storey office block with lower ground floor bar and nightclub.

The car-free development will deliver 116 apartments & two ground-floor commercial units – likely to be drinking establishments – over 9-12 storeys, in a mixture of 52, one-bedroom, and 64 two-beds (2-4 person accommodation).

11 affordable units will be allocated for affordable low-cost housing.

Designed to sit at the back of the pavement and wrap around the street corner with new prominent entrances and a well-arranged ground floor, the development is expected to appeal to those working within the immediate area.

With 116 cycle spaces provided at ground level, some units will profit from Juliet balconies on the upper floors, with a 341sqm landscaped courtyard also provided for residents’ at first floor level.

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NOISE

Although policy strongly dictates that residential would support the growth of Southside – and the developments next door currently under construction and proposed, strengthen that claim – the emergence of new homes within the area – predominately adjacent to entertainment venues – has proven to be quite a thorny issue, with noise concerns duly raised.

The site in question is located directly opposite the Nightingale nightclub.

After much work behind the scenes, mitigation agreements are in place between all parties, which has seen the building meticulously designed with input from a team of specialists.

To further abate concerns, prior to occupation, the building will also require a commissioning test to ensure the mitigation works achieve the desired noise mitigation.

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Plans go to Planning Committee on Thursday, July 22nd, at 11 am.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
08 Jul 2021 - Stephen Giles
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New 130-apartment scheme for 260 Bradford Street

Birmingham-based property developer, Hanehouse Developments, has unveiled plans to redevelop a vehicle repair building with a major mixed use scheme, with street-facing commercial units and a pedestrianised public realm.

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New 130-apartment scheme for 260 Bradford Street





Birmingham-based property developer, Hanehouse Developments, has unveiled plans to redevelop a vehicle repair building with a major mixed use scheme, with street-facing commercial units and a pedestrianised public realm.


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The site will be comprehensively redeveloped to create three distinctive new blocks - sensitive to the historic fabric of Digbeth - containing 130 new homes, in sizes ranging from six storeys to Green Street & eight storeys to Bradford Street. 
 
Providing 45 one, 78 two & 7 three-bedroom apartments, in a mixture of 1-4-person accommodation, 260 Bradford Street will also feature two ground floor commercial units (2,236 sq ft) on Bradford Street, along with services and amenities for residents.
 

Developed in consultation with Birmingham City Council, the proposal includes the creation of a brand-new public realm that will eventually connect Lombard Street through to Green Street and onto Digbeth High Street via The Stone Yard development.

The landscaped public thoroughfare is part of the wider Rea Valley Urban Quarter SPD that was adopted back in October 2020 – further supporting Digbeth’s ongoing regeneration.

To Bradford Street, the building divides into three elements of 8 storeys. To Green Street, the small frontage is filled with a single 6-storey block, matching that of The Forge development adjacent; this building is independent with its own entrance and facilities.

The site is located close to a future tram stop, and with Birmingham City Council (BCC) bringing forward plans to make Bradford Street a cycle highway, zero car parking provision is provided; however, 130 cycles minimum will be allocated & accessed from the central corridor.

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