ENGIE and Equitix have secured a contract with the University of Birmingham to transform Pritchatts Park student accommodation village into a state-of-the-art low carbon campus.
The project involves the creation of 496 new highly energy-efficient student homes and an accompanying 482-space modular construction multi-storey car park.
The new accommodation will be constructed in the form of townhouses to complement existing buildings in the surrounding area.
A key element in the design of the new facilities is energy efficiency. 734 existing rooms will benefit from an extensive refurbishment, bringing them up to modern standards.
The overall scheme will be powered and heated entirely through electricity – with the refurbished building heated by air source heat pumps – which the consortium has pledged will be from 100% renewable sources.
The new multi-storey car park will also feature 24 electric vehicle charge points, with infrastructure in place for a further 72 in the future.
Building work is set to begin in the summer, with completion expected in August 2023.