Conversion of existing Grade II Listed office building into luxury city centre apartments and townhouse
This project was the conversion of a Grade II listed office building into four luxury apartments and one 3 storey townhouse in Birmingham city centrefor Asquith Homes. The apartments are thoughtfully designed with large open plan kitchen/living room areas, making the most of the living space and natural light. Each apartment also benefits from its own secure parking space and cycling storage facility in the basement, accessible from the side street.
Conversion of a Victorian building into luxury flats
This brief was the conversion of a Victorian industrial red brick building dating from 1851 into luxury flats with a provision for parking as a residential development in the Birmingham Convention Quarter, city centre. The project has won the title of 'Most Innovative Contemporary Residential Conversion' in the 2019 Design and Build Awards.
Our client commissioned us to obtain planning permission for the conversion of the existing office building into large apartments as well as a new storey on the roof. The project also included four 3 storey townhouses in the rear courtyard.
The existing building is sensitively refurbished whilst the new build storey and rear townhouses have a contextual but industrial aesthetic suitable for the area.
Working with Titan Construction for co-living innovators The Collective, the brief was to refurbish an old mansion style apartment building into a co-living scheme featuring a number of self contained micro flats which were supported by common areas such as a large kitchen, cinema room, laundry and other ancillary services.
Eastside Locks represented our fourth project for student accommodation developer Alumno. The project was for the design of the student common rooms and also some communal areas such as the main reception area and lobby. We worked closely with the architects Glenn Howells Architects and the fit out contractor FF&E.
The site is currently occupied by a disused and somewhat derelict Canon Cinema. The brief was to design a quality affordable housing scheme with ground floor retail and 29 apartments above with a mix of one and two beds.
Three storey apartments on principle corner to create a focal point
This project was won in an invited design competition against a number of local practices who specialise in affordable housing. The design proposal is based on an understanding of the context, site, surrounding building typologies, urban grain, and massing
Despite being a small site the design for a new build quality student accommodation had to negotiate a tricky change in level across the site, archaeological findings after the demolition of the house on the site, and fierce opposition from the neighbours opposed to student housing.
This project involved both the upgrading an existing travellers site in Houndsfield Lane, Bromsgrove and providing a series of new units, several of which are Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant. Vehicular circulation was rationalised and the plot sizes reorganised.