A development of 379 apartments in Birmingham’s Southside district has been given the go-ahead by the planning committee at Birmingham City Council.
The Timber Yard, a joint venture between Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital, was recommended for approval by planning officers at the Council.
As well as providing a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, The Timber Yard – which will be built on a 1.58-acre car park site on Pershore Street, and bounded by Claybrook Street, Hurst Street and Skinner Lane – also includes circa 10,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial units for retail/leisure use.
Designed by Claridge Architects, the development will boast a large courtyard garden, concierge service, sheltered bicycle storage and landscaped pocket parks. There are 95 secure parking spaces for residents.
The scheme is called The Timber Yard in tribute to the history of the area, which was known for its timber and scrap metal yards and plywood and aluminium works.
Construction is expected to start on site later this year, with completion of the mixed-use scheme scheduled for 2021.
Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital have a committed pipeline of more than 2,000 homes in Birmingham, with a value of circa £500 million.
Stephen Conway, executive chairman of Galliard Homes, said: “We’re thrilled The Timber Yard is now one step closer to its groundbreaking. Birmingham offers great growth potential and with its lively cultural and social scene it’s the perfect place for young professionals looking for a new home.
“The mixed-use scheme will combine Galliard Homes’ signature design aesthetic within the residences, plus new, green spaces providing quality homes to the Birmingham market.”
Robin Norstrom, director of Apsley House Capital, said: “Birmingham is a city with a growing reputation on both the national and international stage. Public and private sector investment in commercial and residential development and major infrastructure projects, such as HS2 and the Metro extension, have created an environment that is attractive to investors, businesses and residents alike.
“Apsley House Capital, together with our joint venture partner Galliard Homes, recognises the potential and opportunity that Birmingham represents, which is why we have committed to developing more than 2,000 homes in the city, including up to 800 apartments and townhouses at Soho Loop and a mix of residential units at the AE Harris site in the Jewellery Quarter.
“Now we have achieved planning consent we are looking forward to delivering The Timber Yard, the first scheme in our Birmingham portfolio.”
Marcus Claridge, director at Claridge Architects, said: “We look forward to delivering high quality homes for young professionals in Birmingham’s centre. We believe carefully considered, quality built environments that incorporate the city’s robust local vernaculars can help Birmingham flourish at this time of investment and growth.”