Hydrock provided a range of services at pre-planning stage to support property developer, MCR Property Group with their submission of plans to demolish and replace Monaco House in Birmingham city centre with a new development comprising 1,050 residential units and mixed use accommodation.
Led by architects, Leach Rhodes Walker and planning consultant, Pegasus, the new buildings encompassing the New Monaco community will merge crisp urban architecture with the surrounding city landscape, complemented by the full-height windows that allow swathes of natural light throughout all of the units.
As part of a number of specialist reports required by the Local Authority, we undertook MEP design, urban drainage strategy (SUDS) and flood risk mitigation, a land quality study, civil and structural engineering design, daylight, sunlight and overshadowing (DSO) analysis as well as an initial microclimate assessment.
Situated on a seven acre site on the main arterial route into Birmingham, Bristol Street, the brand new development aims to create a modern village environment for tenants and homeowners. It will include 11 apartment blocks ranging between five to ten storeys and two prominent towers of 26 and 29 storeys. The plans also include a 7,588 sq ft residential hub and 16,285 sq ft of commercial space.
The scheme was given planning approval in August 2018.
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