The new Perry Barr residential development in Birmingham is one of the city’s largest ever housing and regeneration projects and is located on the site of the former Birmingham City University (BCU) Teaching Campus. We were delighted to provide a number of our aluminium fenestration solutions, including our low U-value PURe® aluminium systems, for three of the four plots that comprise the first phase of the development.
We worked with two separate project teams, collaborating with main contractor Vinci and fabricator partner Duplus Architectural Systems on plot 7, and with Wilmott Dixon and Acorn Aluminium on plots 8 and 9.
Plot 7 is the largest of the first phase of developments and features six new buildings in total, ranging from five to 15 storeys and constructed as a traditional concrete frame. Each building comprises both one and two bedroom apartments and ground floor retail or leisure space, with all dwellings benefitting from private or communal outdoor areas. To provide safe and secure access, and ensure that each apartment is as energy-efficient as possible, our low U-value PURe® aluminium windows and doors were specified and installed throughout.
Our thermally-enhanced PURe® aluminium tilt and turn windows and PURe® SLIDE patio doors were also installed to the 430 individual apartments that have been constructed by Willmott Dixon across the four and six storey buildings known as plots 8 and 9. This part of the Perry Barr housing development utilised MMC and off-site manufacturing elements such as light gauge steel frame, brick slip façades, pre-manufactured balconies and balustrades, and bathroom pods.
Acorn Aluminium/Duplus Architectural Systems