Chamberlain Buildings, 175-209 Corporation Street - A Birmingham Gem!

The historic Chamberlain Buildings is to be reborn to provide 205-bed student accommodation, vibrant ground floor amenities & improved commercial frontages. 


Ruskin Chambers, Coleridge Chambers & King Edward House

175-209 Corporation Street, Birmingham

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Developer: BPG (*Chamberlain Residences Ltd*)

Architect: Broadway Malyan

Principal Designer: Veritas Consulting

Structural Engineer: Alan Traynor

Principal Contractor: BPG (*Chamberlain Residences Ltd*)

Planning Consultant: Nexus Planning


In brief

Chamberlain Buildings is to be repurposed to deliver 205-bed student accommodation.

Made up of three elaborately decorated, late 19th – early 20th century buildings, Chamberlain Buildings contains two grand Grade II listed properties: Coleridge Chambers & Ruskin Chambers. The other, King Edward House, is unlisted.

All three will be sensitively restored and converted to provide student accommodation, in a mixture of clusters, studios, and one-and-two-bedroom apartments, across floors one to five. Significant student amenities will take priority at basement and ground floor levels across the site, bringing much-needed vibrancy to Corporation Street.

These will include a front-of-house concierge, study & informal meeting areas, dining spaces, lounges, a laundry, gymnasium & two bike stores for up to 134 cycles.

In addition, all existing commercial units will be modified and a strict design code applied to enable all shopfronts to adhere to consistency in terms of window graphics, signage, and design.

All images are the property of Broadway Malyan and BPG. 


Project dates

06 Aug 2021 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


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Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520