The Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, Construction with Community

The Square is a two-phase project starting with Cortland Broad Street: a 6-35-storey residential tower of 440 rented apartments (BTR); phase two will see a new three-star hotel.


CORTLAND BROAD STREET (PHASE ONE)

The Square, Broad Street, Birmingham

View the site map HERE.

 

 

PROJECT TEAM:

Partners: Cortland Build UK, Harrison Street

Architect: Corstorphine + Wright

Principal Designer: Construction CDM

Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership

Structural & Civil Engineer/ Services: Tier Consult/ VITEC Group

Groundworks, Drainage & Concrete Frame: Stephenson Group

Principal Contractor: The RG Group

Planning Consultant: Delta Planning

Funding: Cortland Group, Harrison Street, AllianceBernstein

Enquiries: Knight Frank

 

In brief

The Square is a two-phase landmark build-to-rent (BTR) and hotel development on Birmingham’s Broad Street.

Phase 1 will see a 35-storey and a low-rise, six-storey apartment block, offering 440 one-and two-bedroom apartments (1-4 persons). This is being delivered for US BTR giant, Cortland, and their JV partner, Harrison Street. It will be known as 'Cortland Broad Street'.

Expected to complete in early 2024, the phase will include more than 12,000 SF of amenity spaces including a gym, landscaped courtyard with a 200m running track, cinema room, co-working & lounge spaces, dining areas, a bouldering wall, roof terrace, and a tenant's club at the peak of the tower.

Phase 2 - wholly dependent on a hotel occupier - will see a standalone 8-storey, 229-bed mid-range hotel brand and, like the BTR element, will provide commercial at ground level and be set around a generous courtyard space.

Electric vehicle parking will be designated for residents, along with secure cycle parking for up to 168. Up to forty new trees will also be planted.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION:

Latest photo - 26th June 2022:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

Construction Timeline:

October 2021

Demolition has been completed with construction now imminent.

Drone image from Stephen Giles/IYB.

A piling rig is on-site, signaling that construction is now underway on the first phase. 440 build-to-rent (BTR) apartments will be delivered for Cortland UK, part of US BTR giant, Cortland Group, in partnership with Harrison Street.

13th January 2022

The crane is installed.

15th January 2022

Foundations complete, ready for the core next.

29th January 2022

The core riseth!

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Stephen Giles.

6th February 2022

The first columns of the main structure are starting to be installed.

The core rises a little.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

13th February 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

27th February 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

6th March 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

19th March 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

31st March 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

2nd April 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

2nd April 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

13th April 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

17th April 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

26th April 2022 -

Photography by Kingsheathen.

29th April 2022

1st May 2022

5th May 2022

9th May 2022

14th May 2022

22nd May 2022

29th May 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Latest photo - 26th June 2022:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 200 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Square, Broad Street - Full Construction Photo Gallery. More soon.

Project dates

02 Jun 2020 - On-going

Passions

Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com