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Work begins on Glenn Howells’ £30m Eastside scheme

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Work is set to start on this 21,405m² student flats scheme in Birmingham designed by Glenn Howells Architects

The canalside development will include accommodation for 659 students alongside shops and business enterprise units.

The £30.4 million project forms part of the redevelopment of Birmingham’s Eastside district which also includes Associated Architects’ Parkside Building and Patel Taylor’s Eastside City Park.

The area is also set to include a new conservatoire, currently being worked up by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

The scheme is set to complete in August 2016.

Project data

Location Birmingham
Type of project student residential
Client Alumno Developments
Architect Glenn Howells Architects
Landscape and planning consultant Macgregor Smith
Structural engineer BWB Consulting
M&E consultant Hoare Lea
Quantity surveyor DBK
Planning supervisor GL Hearn
Main contractor John Sisk and Son
Tender date April 2014
Start on site date February 2015
Completion date August 2016
Contract duration 80 weeks
Gross internal floor area 21,405m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Design and Build Contract
Total cost £30.4 million
Specific environmental target BREEAM very good

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