Erdington Industrial Park, Birmingham
Hermes Investment Management
A brand new, contemporary 40,000 sq.ft industrial/distribution unit situated on a brownfield site in Erdington, Birmingham
This industrial development, situated in Erdington, utilises a brownfield site, currently an underused car park, adding a new, contemporary industrial/distribution unit to complement the existing industrial park and adds value to an existing asset for our client Hermes Investment Management.
The proposal comprises a new industrial/distribution unit of 40,000 sq.ft including office space at first floor level and associated car parking and service yard areas. The unit is positioned on the site in order to maximise the deliverable floor area, whilst still providing an independently accessed car park to serve the office element and an independent service yard for HGVs separating the two uses for safety and legibility.
The proposed design breaks down the linear elevation by utilising contrasting cladding colours and widths creating visual interest and adding to the architectural quality of the area. The office element of the building is defined by a thick dark grey portal feature framing this active element of the scheme.
Extensive landscape also assists in breaking up the site and softens the overall development and building mass, this also screens the development from the adjacent residential properties.