Pritchatts Park Residential Project

A consortium comprising leading energy and services specialist ENGIE and prominent UK infrastructure investor and developer Equitix has 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. In addition, 734 existing rooms will benefit from an extensive refurbishment, bringing them up to modern standards.

ENGIE will also undertake 50-year facilities management and lifecycle works contracts, providing ongoing repairs, security and cleaning services to support the day-to-day

A consortium comprising leading energy and services specialist ENGIE and prominent UK infrastructure investor and developer Equitix has 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. In addition, 734 existing rooms will benefit from an extensive refurbishment, bringing them up to modern standards.

ENGIE will also undertake 50-year facilities management and lifecycle works contracts, providing ongoing repairs, security and cleaning services to support the day-to-day lives of the student residents.

  • View the consultation documents

    23 Mar 2021

    For anyone who was unable to attend the planning consultation webinar for Pritchatts House, the presentation is now available to view online.

    You can view the document here, and provide comments via this form

  • An update for neighbours - 11th March 2021

    17 Mar 2021
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    As you may be aware, the University received planning permission for the erection of new student accommodation, multi-storey car park and associated works (application number 2019/05598/PA) in December 2019 on the Pritchatts Park site.

    I am pleased to say a development partner has now been selected, a consortium of Equitix and ENGIE, to implement the project and to also operate and maintain all accommodation at Pritchatts Park Village.

    Over the course of the next two months, the University, Equitix and ENGIE will be setting out further details of the proposed plans and programme for the development for the site, and inviting our neighbours to comment, feedback and ask questions. This will be done in a number of ways, including letters to your property, a website and opportunities to discuss the project with key team members, either in person or online (COVID-19 dependent).

    As preparation for the forthcoming works, ENGIE is to commence site surveys shortly, some of which are intrusive, across the Pritchatts Park Village site, along with surveys to the existing accommodation. These will take place over the next two months. As with the overall project, every effort will be made to minimise noise and disruption during these activities, with these works planned to be limited in scope.

    Should you have any queries or concerns please do contact either ENGIE or the University directly using the following contact details:

    Tim Owen

    c/o pritchattsparkreception@contacts.bham.ac.uk

    0121 414 9022


    Martin Johnson

    martin.johnson@engie.com

    07966287981


  • Pritchatts House - planning consultation

    08 Mar 2021
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    As part of its ongoing investment, The University of Birmingham is developing proposals for the refurbishment of Pritchatts House and the Hub, in order to provide better-quality student accommodation.

    Pritchatts House is no longer fit-for-purpose as modern student accommodation and is in need of significant investment. The plans for Pritchatts House and the Hub will enable all bedrooms to become en-suite and create a range of spaces for studying and socialising, to support students and their overall wellbeing. There will be no increase in bedroom numbers and the number of students living at Pritchatts House will remain the same.

    This application forms part of the University of Birmingham’s masterplan for the overall site, with the primary objective of delivering an improved outcome for our students. The proposed changes are primarily internal, with only minor external alterations also being sought.

    We are committed to working closely with the local community to ensure that our proposals are sensitive to the local area, while delivering an improved experience for our students in a more attractive and highly sustainable building, with all electricity sourced from 100% renewable sources.

    To find out more about our proposals, you can:

    • provide comments via this form
    • visit Pritchatts Park Village, where plans are visible in the windows of The Study Zone at Pritchatts House Extension from 15th March to 26th March 2021.
    • register to attend our webinar, which will take place via Zoom on Monday 22nd March at 5.30pm. To register, please email pritchattshouse@kandaconsulting.co.uk by 19th March 2021.


    You can also view the exhibition boards online here, as well as a copy of our newsletter here.