Marrons submits BTR plans at historic Birmingham site

Marrons submits Build to Rent plans for the transformation of the Georgian-style building on under-utilised brownfield land.

Street level view of what the Build to Rent scheme could look like | HJB Investments | Marrons | BTR News
Street level view of what the Build to Rent scheme could look like. Image credit: Marrons.

Design, planning and development consultancy Marrons, on behalf of HJB Investments, has submitted planning to develop a new Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham. Marrons also completed a heritage impact assessment and a socio-economic affordable housing statement.

The plans include transforming and regenerating the Grade II-listed Royal Orthopaedic Hospital to make way for a 42-storey skyscraper which will deliver 300 Build to Rent apartments. 20% of the homes will be affordable housing.

Proposals also include the development of a 12,000 sq ft flexible community space and residential amenities including 6,000 sq ft viewing platform with café and exhibition area, rooftop terrace and a cycle hub which includes 300 spaces.

Set to create 299 full-time equivalent jobs during the construction phase, the scheme is expected to contribute £8.8m and £12.2m to the UK and West Midlands economy each year, once complete.

“Broad Street is undergoing a period of intense regeneration, with the overriding vision of creating a vibrant residential neighbourhood, so we are extremely pleased to unveil plans to transform a beautiful Georgian-style building on under-utilised brownfield land. Beyond the tangible housing benefits, the proposal promises to significantly enhance the city’s public realm, improve connectivity, and invigorate the local economy through the creation of flexible community spaces and onsite amenities – delivering extensive community and public benefits to the area.”

Charlotte El Hakiem, Planning Director, Marrons

Situated on 80 Broad Street, the 19th century building known as Islington Villa closed in 2020 when it was last a restaurant, bar and nightclub.