Student Accommodation, Upper Dean Street
A prime site in Birmingham’s Southside district has been secured for a major new student development, which will see a 399 room, purpose-built accommodation complex erected at approximately £38m GDV.
The location on the corner of Upper Dean Street and Pershore Street, located close to the popular Bullring Shopping Centre and Wholesale Markets has been granted full planning consent for a mixed-use student bedroom and communal facilities, as well as ground floor retail units.
Construction is due to commence on this project imminently, with Mick George Ltd conducting Earthworks on behalf of Clegg Construction Ltd. Completion of the entire initiative is scheduled for 2019.
The site is currently in use as a car park and will house a ten-storey building which retains the façade of the Grade II-listed 42-45 Upper Dean Street to create a new entrance to the accommodation.
The project is an exciting part of the regeneration jigsaw that is currently being compiled in the proposed Birmingham Smithfield Masterplan, and is certain to be a welcome addition to the city’s residential and retail offering.
It is envisaged that the accommodation is likely to be a very attractive proposition to students looking to be at the heart of this vibrant district, including those incoming from international shores, further increasing the strength of the local economy.
Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ’’Central Birmingham isn’t somewhere we work regularly, so it is good to be given the opportunity to expand in to that territory. It is with increasing frequency that contractors are repeatedly utilising our services further afield from our established Anglia roots, which can only be a testament to our exacting standards.’’
George continued: ‘’That said, we are well versed on completing Earthworks on a large number of similar student accommodation, so recognise why we were selected for this project.’’