Park Central Zone 8

Birmingham, England

Sitting between an extensive parkland and a major 6 lane inner city road, this 96 unit project needed an innovative solution to resolve these contradictory environments.

A bold urban frontage of rendered facades and glass block walls along the main road offers protection from noise and pollution to a sheltered residential courtyard. Along the edge of the park four apartment pavilions are arranged with large projecting balconies to give all homes a landscaped outlook.

  • Mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties
  • Housing courtyard provides:
    • Striking frontage to a busy main road
    • Sheltered courtyard of 3 and 4 bed houses
    • Bespoke corner units making efficient use of the site
    • Urban houses with roof terraces

  • Parkside pavilions provide:
    • Contemporary frontage to complement the Park Central vision
    • Highly efficient floor plates
    • Large corner balconies to give park views to all apartments
    • Undercroft parking using change in level across the site

GSA worked with BBC4 programme