Answering the demand for student accommodation, Bouygues UK are building a state of the art student accommodation building in Birmingham – Altura.
The exciting development is location on the site of the 1970’s Bath Court office building, which makes way for this major new accommodation scheme for Birmingham’s growing student population and is well located with the city centre, national and international transport links and the city’s higher education institutions all within easy reach.
This 435 bed scheme is a mixture of en-suite clusters and individual studios, built over 12 storeys. The student accommodation will compromise of 360 en-suite bedrooms within 6 and 8 bedroom apartments as well as 75 studio bedrooms.
The prominent 100m street frontage wraps itself around two sides of the site. The lower level is to be anchored by a new retail unit, gym, communal social space and silent study areas, with the upper levels providing the apartment accommodation for the students. To the rear, a large landscaped raised terrace provides external space for the students and a central light well allows natural light deep into the building.
The bright blue tile design gives the building a distinctive character and reflect the historic links Bath Row has to the Victorian public baths that were built in this area.