Retail - Howe Bridge Mill
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.
Howe Bridge Mill
A single storey, flat roofed building is proposed for the site which sits comfortably alongside the surrounding retail units. The proposals are for 247 m² retail accommodation split into 2no units, with 10no car parking spaces and an external seating area. This scheme offers a sustainable retail development that responds to the existing topography, landscaping and site constraints, and makes a positive contribution to the area.