Glancy Nicholls Architects were appointed as the Executive Architect for the residential redevelopment of the former Birmingham City University Campus. In collaboration with the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) and Birmingham City Council (BCC), the studio has worked to develop the overall masterplan and vision principles, in addition to supporting BCC in securing the bid and associated funding.
Working closely with the City’s planning team and fellow consultant teams led by Arcadis, GNA’s design will be the catalyst for the greater regeneration of the Perry Barr area. The scheme looks to provide over 1,400 new residences, including amenity and recreation spaces that will not only create a new and vibrant community for those living in the neighbourhood, but will also provide facilities for the use and enjoyment of those within the greater Perry Barr area. The vision is to transform and revive the local area on many levels; socially, environmentally and economically.
The design of the new village aims to raise the aspiration of local inner city living and reduce the carbon footprint, providing efficient and sustainable living. The scheme will offer a mix of tenures, including apartments, duplexes and townhouses, all catering to the formation of a new community. It will also benefit from new public transport links, including improvements of the Perry Barr train station together with new bus interchange, along with Sprint routes that are planned to stop at the gateway into the site.