Since the 18th Century, Hockley Hill has always been a key route into Birmingham City Centre. Initially a major through route built in 1727, the first tramline in 1873 and then transformed into the Hockley Flyover in the 1960s, as Birmingham looks to a cleaner, greener future, Hockley Hill has the potential to be reborn again as an open green and pedestrian friendly space. The proposed development will attempt to be a catalyst in the area and comprises the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of a nine-storey residential building.
The building would comprise 72 no. residential apartments across eight floors with the ground floor comprising retail space, car parking and a service yard. The proposed apartments will all be either 1 or 2 bed apartments. The ground floor will comprise of a retail space, plus the entrance to the residential dwellings above, helping activate the ground floor experience.