Fire Station, Birmingham

Working with Birmingham based architects K4, the Watkin Jones Group is currently undertaking conversion works to the 100,000 sqft Grade II listed Fire Station at Lancaster Circus, together with a new build development in the courtyard to create 463 bed spaces of student accommodation and approximately 9,000 sqft of flexible commercial floor space. Given the nature of the development, engagement was undertaken with a number of parties including English Heritage, the Design Council (formerly CABE), the Victorian Society and the 20th Century Society. Permission was granted in late December 2012 and the scheme will be completed in mid-2015.

This development was subsequently sold to Curlew Student Trust.