Retail - Co-op, Granby Road
We worked closely with Nikal on the design and delivery of the Hive building which is providing an additional 167 homes as part of the wider redevelopment of the Masshouse Circus site.
The Hive is the first residential development in Birmingham to have partnered with Birmingham District Energy Company (BDEC), a unique relationship enabling all properties at Hive to be powered via the city’s energy saving district heating system, providing hot water and central heating to all apartments.
Meeting Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the benefits include state-of-the-art computer controlled heating systems to all apartments, an expected reduction in hot water and heating bills, and a 92% reduction in CO2 emissions - saving 2.65 tonnes of carbon per year, per apartment.
TPM Landscape were commissioned to design a ‘secret garden’ for use by the residents of the apartments to create an urban oasis which maximised the unique characteristics of the location. The secret garden is located above a podium car park deck which resulted in a garden where residents can either gather socially or find a secluded spot away from the vibrant city.
Co-op, Granby Road
A design exercise to create a recognisable unified brand of 4,000sq.ft community retail units which could be readily adapted to meet the individual vernacular of each of the individual sites our client could potentially develop. This high quality contemporary solution is simple and efficient to construct utilising a portal frame structure that affords an internal column-free environment that can easily accommodate a variety of internal arrangements depending on the individual requirements of each store.