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The construction phase of a new £24m privately managed student accommodation project in Birmingham’s Dogpool Lane has recently begun with a special event. Senior teams from his GMI Construction Group, a builder, and his Alumno Group, a developer, attended the ceremony.
Regenerating a former BT Brownfield site within the established Starchley community, the development will accommodate the growing number of students attending local colleges and dental hospitals in the city, relieving pressure on private housing in the area. . Funded by Woh Hup, the building will consist of a combination of cluster beds for 167 residents and her single studio room, reception and common areas.
The scheme also provides improved retail space for the site’s original post office and newsagent, which were relocated nearby during construction. You will also benefit from the fortified public areas in front of.
To promote a cleaner local environment, the development will be car-free and students are prohibited from bringing cars into Birmingham through rental agreements. Student residents will benefit from easy access to public transportation, proximity to bus, rail and bike networks, and walking distance from local university campuses.
Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the new building consists of brickwork and terracotta details that reference local materials and also provide a new identity for the building.
Dav Bansal, partner at Glenn Howells Architects, who designed the development, explains: “The project will also revive unused green space as a mature environment for buildings to be enjoyed by both students and the community. It will not only provide a sustainable home for people who need it, but it will also be a catalyst for the revitalization of this local neighborhood.”
Alumni Managing Director David Campbell commented on the project: Our development will visually improve the area, provide an economic boost for local businesses and provide much-needed accommodation for Birmingham’s growing student population. ”The scheme will strengthen this vibrant region. “
We are delighted to be working with the Alumni Association again, said Gareth Jones, Managing Director of GMI’s Joint Division. About the White Rock Street Project in Leeds. “We are proud to work with our alumni to add another project to our growing portfolio, a development that highlights our versatility in building a wide range of builds.”
Alumni and GMI plan to complete the new building in time for student enrollment in 2024.