St. Martin's Gate

Midland & City Developments Ltd.

Project Value:

£5.4 million

Client:

Completion:

2005

Key Points

52 Apartments

20,000 sq.tf of Retail Space

Prime City Centre Location

The 70s Re-purposed

Attwood house, a former 1970s office building in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, was fully re-purposed as a mixed use conversion, providing 52 residential apartments on four existing upper floors. The rationalisation and extension of retail accommodation at Ground and First floor to provide 20,000sq.ft of retail space. The project was finished with brand new elevation treatments to both retail and residential elements of the scheme to give continuity to the building as a whole.

The 'Snake'

The retail elevation to New Street is developed with new large scale double height structurally glazed openings. The residential elevations are organised with the ‘snake’ that wraps around all elevations, and which contains the curtain-walling and metal cladding to the apartments. As well as the usual mixed-use issues of clarity of entrance, fire strategy etc, the residential apartments have been designed to comply with the New Part E requirements of the Building Regulations, and planning conditions concerning acoustics and air quality.