Kent Street, Birmingham

Kent Street, Birmingham

Over 500 built to rent homes across 5 buildings in Birmingham’s city centre.

Residential - West Midlands

Project Overview

This residential development in Birmingham City Centre provided 521 built to rent home across five buildings, which vary in height from 7-18 storeys.

The project also involved constructing ground floor retail units, a resident’s gym, landscaped public realm, rooftop areas and a winter garden.

Residents here have access to their own hub which includes a cinema, interactive breakout areas, private dining and social areas. Together with the quality of the homes, the key design aim to ensure the community are central to the development has been achieved, and the overall development has delivered a desirable, innovative and attractive environment for people to live and enjoy.

Services we provided:

  • Civils & StructuresCivils & Structures
  • GeotechnicalGeotechnical
  • Transport PlanningTransport Planning

Client:

The High Street Group Value

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The Challenge

To minimise excavation and de-risk the retaining interfaces with adjacent adopted highways.

Our Solution

Curtins developed a sub-structure strategy for the basement that minimised excavation and overcame the challenges associated with adjacent adopted highways. In doing so, we minimised the requirement for AIP approvals.

Kent Street, Birmingham

Project Highlights

  • Five blocks of varying heights, one being a 20 storey tower.

  • BTR structures are precast concrete construction on a RC transfer deck.

  • Private sale block utilises modular construction sat on a reinforced concrete transfer structure.

  • Basement car parking for residents.

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