Kent Street is a new development of 504 new homes for Lupa Land in the heart of Birmingham.
The site is located between Bromsgrove Street and Kent Street in the Southside district of the city. The site once housed Kent Street Baths which opened in 1851 and was subsequently heavily damaged in the Second World War bombing of Birmingham. The Baths were finally demolished in 2009.
Design proposals for the site comprise 406 build-to-rent units and 98 private sale units with generous basement parking and areas for secure cycle storage. The scheme offers a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments within five principal buildings ranging from seven to 19 storeys, wrapped around an outdoor courtyard with a central three-storey community hub and flexible commercial space on Bromsgrove Street.
A key focus for the design of the project is to ensure community are central to the development by creating a desirable, innovative and attractive environment for people to live and enjoy.
The proposed design defines the city block using a subtle range of brick tones and textures that respond to the context with a contemporary approach to the detailing.
Work is expected to start on site in autumn 2018.