Historic Edwardian building restored to former glory as student residences

Pennycuick Collins’ building surveyors have completed the project management of the second phase of student accommodation at Bristol Street, Birmingham. The scheme includes a five storey new build and the restoration of a prominent Grade A locally listed Edwardian building to its former glory. In addition to the student accommodation, the development includes further ground floor retail space to complement the existing retail units with frontage to Bristol Street. The site has special historic interest having been partially damaged during World War II air raids on the city, and is located within the Gooch Estate which dominates the Southside area of Birmingham. The latest phase of the residences comprises an additional 64 student rooms and nine studios, all with en-suite facilities, access to shared communal kitchen facilities, a student lounge and concierge services.  Managed by CRM Students, which operates student residences totalling 23,000 bed spaces across the UK, Shaylor Group were the appointed main contractor, St Paul’s Associates the architects and Nolan Associates were engaged as structural engineers. Speaking about the Bristol Street refurbishment, Adrian Roddick, a partner at Pennycuick Collins and head of building consultancy said: “Our involvement in the Bristol Street student and commercial scheme has been from inception in an advisory capacity as managing agents of the Gooch Estate, through to delivery of the completed project.  This was a complex assignment on one of Birmingham’s busiest arterial routes, and the end result provides much needed high-specification student living.  The successful outcome is testament to a collaborative approach from a predominantly Midlands-based team of experts. We look forward to announcing details of the commercial tenants in the...

Smallbrook Queensway Resurfacing Works

Information supplied by Birmingham City Council regarding resurfacing works on Smallbrook Queensway is as follows: What’s Happening, Where and When? What:            Carriageway Maintenance Where:          Smallbrook Queensway – From Holloway Circus to New Street Station When:           Phase 1 – Week commencing 18/02/2018                        Phase 2 – Week commencing 25/02/2018                        Phase 3 – Week commencing 04/03/2018                        Phase 4 – Week commencing 11/03/2018 How long:   Up to 20 nights between the hours of 2100hrs to 0600hrs (for updated start / finish dates see yellow signs at either end of the road) Parking and Property Access A road closure will be in place on Smallbrook Queensway so access to your property may be restricted. We must ask that vehicles are not parked around Smallbrook Queensway during the hours of work shown above. Vehicles obstructing our works will be relocated to an adjacent street by Mansfield Recovery. Please contact Mansfield Recovery on 0870 600 3444 if your vehicle has been removed. We understand that vehicle access may be essential for some medical / personal reasons.  If you need vehicle access to your property during the above work times, please ask our personnel on site or call 0121 303 6644 and choose option 4 (Customer Services). Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Traffic Information Details of any bus diversions that are in place can be found at http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/information/temporary-diversions/. Alternatively you can visit your local Travel Shop or call 0121 254 7272....