The Recording Rooms student residences development consists of 267 student bed spaces across eight floors in a new, bespoke building on the fringe of the University of Birmingham campus, Selly Oak. The project provides a mix of apartment style rooms with shared lounges and kitchens, as well as self-contained studio apartments. The development comprises five room styles, all with en-suite bathrooms, feature double beds and ample storage space, including a full size wardrobe, study area and seating area.
After undertaken protracted discussions and design reviews with the planning authority, the high-density development maximises the site for the client and utilises the entire site in a highly efficient manner. In order to gain approval for the scheme being developed, overlooking and overshadowing were the key issues that required considerable negotiation.
The residences also provide a large communal lounge, a private dining room, a fully fitted gymnasium, TV rooms, a laundry room and a number of study rooms.