571-579 & 568-569 Bristol Road, Selly Oak Birmingham
Building on MAS expertises and skills within the student accommodation sector this is MAS third and fourth student accommodation scheme within Selly Oak and the City of Birmingham.
Both projects sites located along Selly Oak High Street and both schemes are new build replacing much tired Victorian building forming the corner. Both schemes in the same way form the entrance to North Road treated in the same red brick as the Victorian building thereby respecting the historic architectural context. The design again contextual and takes a lead from the existing Victorian buildings found along Bristol Road. A language of layering, modern bay windows articulation, different types of brick bonding and patterns really provide a balanced contextual piece of architecture that provide equal architectural merit to its former Victorian buildings.
Both buildings provide accommodation for students studying at Birmingham University and afford modern ground floor retail units which are much needed for new and existing business along Selly Oak High Street.