The accommodation team at the University have worked really hard with the Equans Construction and Operations teams to ensure this was delivered on time and budget.
The Pritchatts Park Village residences project involves a significant redevelopment of the existing student residential village at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus. The scheme involves the construction of eleven new build townhouse blocks with a mixture of ensuite, standard and accessible bedrooms, an extensive refurbishment of the existing Pritchatts House building, and adjacent Social Hub, and a new 482 bay multi-storey carpark.
Four new, four storey townhouse buildings are situated within the existing Ashcroft development, comprising 285 bed spaces, of which Blocks A, B and D are being handed over as part of Phase I.
The remaining seven new build townhouses are located on the site of an existing University car park, running along Pritchatts Road, and designed to reflect the scale and character of the neighbouring residential dwellings. These are a mixture of two and three storeys, and accommodate 211 bed spaces. Two of these townhouses are handed over as part of Phase I
Pritchatts House is also handed over in Phase I. This is a refurbishment of a 1960’s traditional halls of residence designed by John Madin to provide 163 ensuite rooms arranged in cluster flats and the significant internal refurbishment of the existing social Hub, a 1990’s addition to Pritchatts House designed by Associated Architects.
The final handover of Phase I will be the 482-bay multi-storey car park (MSCP) on the former car park site and the refurbishment of much of the existing residential stock.
Phase II will continue until early in the new year, where the remaining buildings will be handed over, and the lighter refurbishment of several of the remaining buildings on the residential campus will be completed.