Hockley Mills is a £70M, seven-block mixed-use development in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter that includes 395 apartments, landscaped courtyard spaces, a commercial/retail hub, light industrial space and a railway ticket office with a total floor area of approximately 27447m2. 24,772m2 of it would be the total residential NIA with the remaining 2,675m2 NIA covering the Commercial spaces.
Design2e will be responsible for the civil and structural design on each of the 7 blocks in this mixed-use scheme that will range in height from 3 storeys to a maximum of 7 storeys.
The site is enclosed by a railway, a public highway, two historic cemeteries and is adjacent to the Jewellery Quarter conservation area. A glacial fluvial channel originally meandered across the site which gouged out sandstone during the last glaciation period forming a natural quarry which in recent years had housed railway maintenance buildings.
There is an existing 6m high revetment wall preventing subsidence and a railway tunnel to the north of the site that will be strengthened and maintained by spanning over it in a measured way to reduce the load.
AIP has been obtained for the railway and highway development plans.