Portland Centre, Birmingham

Portland Centre, Birmingham Project Images
Portland Centre, Birmingham Project Images

David Wilson Homes purchased a former school site in Edgbaston in Birmingham. After a number of proposed plans were submitted, the Council were still not in favour of the design approach. Townscape Solutions was then commissioned by David Wilson Homes to break the impasse.

Working closely with the house builder's in house architect, a new plan was drawn up which created two focal spaces with differing characters. Townscape Solutions then met with the Council, produced the Design and Access Statement and drew up a number of perspective images to illustrate the type of place proposed. The subsequent planning application for 90 houses was then approved in June 2013 with construction now largely complete.