IDP assisted Barratt Homes in a competition process run by the HCA and Birmingham City Council, to develop proposals for the regeneration of this former college and high rise tower block site. The location sits on the junction of one of Birmingham’s primary urban corridors as approached from the Edgbaston area of the city. As such, the site forms a powerful gateway to the city, and the character of the design responds to both the need to create a bold statement at the city gateway, whilst also providing a more informal and sensitive setting to family urban housing.
IDP’s 778 unit masterplan uses a linear park to connect existing green infrastructure and to promote sustainable movement from the site to the city core. This linear park creates an exciting progression through play and informal meeting spaces and arrives at a reimagined park that organises play and informal gaming space amongst a geometric pattern of linking routes.