Bridge Street West
Bridge Street West is a student housing development located within walking distance of the Aston University Campus and central Birmingham. The development comprises up to 60 student apartments over six storeys and features a large, open plan common room opening onto a communal courtyard to allow students to socialise and enjoy their living space.
The proposals respond to the industrial heritage of the surrounding buildings, and the architecture is influenced by the proportion and scale of the adjacent Victorian warehouse buildings. Each spacious studio bedroom is provided with a double bed sleeping space, bijou kitchen, en-suite bathroom and a live/work area provided with full height window openings to maximise natural daylight.
The approachability of Adam, David, and their colleagues was very helpful for us. It was useful to have their take on our ideas-validating them or where they felt necessary challenging them. This was done in a constructive way.
My experience of Hickman and Smith could not have been better. The result of their effort is just terrific.
Outstanding service. Professional and innovative. Listened to our wishes. Great results. David and Adam provided a very professional service throughout our project.
They were innovative in their approach and suggested a range of design and layout options that my wife and I had not even realised would be possible.
We used Hickman & Smith for our project. They came up with a number of ideas to create the space and feel we were after. David Gladstone was unfailingly patient. Fees were fair and transparent.
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Brilliant from day one to completion.
Hickman and Smith have creatively designed us a comfortable 3 bedroom home including very usable rooms with storage upstairs where we only expected a loft space.
The end result is a very special ‘forever’ home in a lovely rural setting.