Lancaster Circus, Birmingham

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Sector
Student
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Beds
1025
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Contract Value
£62m
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Programme
Apr 18 – Jul 20
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Sector
Student
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Beds
1025
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Contract Value
£62m
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Programme
Apr 18 – Jul 20

Project Description

Design & Build construction of a purpose build student accommodation development to provide 1,025 bedrooms and once completed it will provide a dramatic new addition to the Birmingham skyline.

The buildings comprise of two bold, angular towers with sharply defined ‘razor’ edges and a smooth, highly detailed, gloss black finish, rising 13 and 24 storeys respectively. The towers are anchored by a middle section rising to 10 storeys and finished with a traditional, matt brick with defined window reveals and texture.

The building is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and the student beds arranged principally in cluster units.

The Site

Occupying one of the most prominent sites in the heart of Birmingham City, the site is generally triangular in shape, positioned between Vesey Street, Lench Street and New Town Row.

 

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Testimonial

“The submission of this important application marks the culmination of detailed consultations with Birmingham City Council Planning Department. During this time, the scheme has evolved successfully through an inclusive, meaningful and collaborative process into the current impressive 1,023 bedroom proposal. We are confident this building will provide a dramatic, bold and impressive new addition to the Birmingham skyline and a welcome boost in purpose built, high quality student accommodation, helping to address the current shortfall the city is experiencing and encouraging further growth in the excellent Universities nearby.”

Graham Mitchell, Development Director

McAleer & Rushe

  • Architect: Urban Innovations
  • Structural: Ian Black Consulting
  • M&E: Caldwell Consulting
  • Fire Consultant: Jeremy Gardiner Associates
  • Contracts Director: Dominic Trainor
  • Design Manager: Mark Knight
  • Project Manager: John Higgins
  • Quantity Surveyor: Jonathan McGurn
  • Site Manager: Niall Magee