Queen’s Hospital Close Location City: Birmingham, UK

A mixed residential development that will revitalise a historic site and contribute to the vibrant urban fabric of the city

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Sectors:
Residential
Services:
Architecture
Studios:
Bristol
Client:
Aventicum PBSA Holdco Limited and McLaren (Birmingham) Limited

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Key Info

Includes:
189 Build-to-Rent apartments and 728 Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) residential bedrooms, as well as a public café and gym.
Area:
55,000m2
Sustainability:
The development aims to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating.
Status:
Planning application approved

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Located on the grounds of the former Birmingham Accident Hospital

Queen’s Hospital Close will be an innovative blend of 189 Build to Rent apartments and 728 Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) residential bedrooms. The development will breathe new life into the site while honouring its rich heritage. Part of the proposal involves the careful refurbishment of the two remaining listed buildings, ensuring their preservation and activation. These buildings will house communal facilities, including a public café and a gym, fostering a sense of community within the development.

​Designed with a landscape-led approach

The site layout seeks to transform the currently gated area into an inviting environment. It features a series of landscaped courtyards responding sensitively to the adjacent canal, and generous new public ream creating a harmonious setting for the listed buildings. The new buildings have been thoughtfully conceived as a family grouping, gradually stepping up in height from east to west.

Sustainability lies at the core of the project's design philosophy

Through the implementation of a high-performance building envelope and efficient technical systems, the development aims to minimise energy consumption and carbon emissions. Ecology and biodiversity are woven through the site, with buildings carefully placed to allow retention of the majority of the existing trees, and set back from the canal to provide an ecologically rich edge, preserving the Canal Wildlife Corridor. Additionally, a strong emphasis on connecting residents with the outdoors will enhance their well-being, offering spaces for both active enjoyment and calm reflection.

The development aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent

Jonathan Harris (BA (Hons) Dip Arch)

Director, UK

Jonathan Harris joined Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2016 and became a Director in 2022.

He is a member of our Residential Team and is also responsible for leading a number of key mixed-use regeneration projects in the Bristol studio.

Previously based in London, Jonathan has design experience working across a number of sectors including residential, education, and commercial offices.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Mixed-use / Masterplanning

Rebecca Ridge (Bsc(Hons) MArch PGDip)

Associate Director, UK

Rebecca is an accomplished Project Architect with a wealth of experience in the residential sector. She has excellent technical design skills and leadership. She has delivered schemes from concept to completion, with a particular interest in the re-use of existing buildings.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Student Living / Creative Re-use / Historic Buildings

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