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Plot 6 Perry Barr Residential

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Location: Birmingham

Brick Manufacturer: Ibstock PLC

Brick Name: Ivanhoe Cream Original

Architect: Glancy Nicholls Architects 

Brickwork Contractor: Kier Construction

About the project

As a lasting legacy of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Plot 6 is part of an exciting and challenging 1400-home masterplan for the regeneration and transformation of Perry Barr in Birmingham into a vibrant and sustainable community.

Originally designed to house 6,500 athletes, para athletes and officials for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Perry Barr Residential Scheme is playing a crucial and significant role in revitalising this area of the city.

The masterplan will see the creation of a brand new village designed with flexibility, adaptability and accessibility in mind. Once complete, it will provide over 1400 much needed, high-quality new homes, across a range of tenures and housing typologies, along with improved leisure and community facilities and upgraded transport infrastructure.

Plot 6 Perry Barr is one of the largest phases of the whole development. Designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects, the vision for Plot 6 was to create a contemporary, sustainable and community-focused environment that emphasised modern living, environmental responsibility and social integration.

The eight-storey, mixed use building provides 268 residential apartments for the extra care market, as well as commercial units, communal spaces and activity areas. The scheme also comprises a large courtyard garden, additional rooftop gardens for residents to enjoy, and parking.

Each building and home are designed to achieve, if not exceed, the national space standards. Every home is also designed to be adaptable to the accessible standards of the Building Regulations Part M4(2) as a minimum.

The building façade of Plot 6 features a combination of brick, glass and metal elements, blending traditional materials with modern design principles.

Ibstock’s Ivanhoe Cream Original was specified for the development to add a timeless quality to the façade of the building. Renowned for their light, creamy hue and uniform appearance, Ivanhoe Cream Original offer an elegant and classic aesthetic, suitable for a wide range of architectural styles.

The light colour of the bricks provide a warm and welcoming appearance, whilst their versatility and robust performance provided a valuable option to Glancy Nicholls Architects in seeking to create a timeless building.

Sponsored by Miers Construction Products

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Miers Construction Products is an independent supplier of construction products delivering from a number of locations across the UK. We aim to provide our customers with a ‘single source’ connection to supplies, products and technology. We are dedicated in our efforts to become a valuable supplier/partner by providing products and services that out perform all standards and expectations and offering unparalleled service through dedicated employees whom are committed to being the best in our industry.

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