Ebrook, Birmingham

Ebrook, Birmingham
February 2020 - February 2021
Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust
BM3 Architecture
JCT Design and Build 2011


  • Open Market Development
  • 6 Two – Four Bedroom Houses


Ebrook road is an open market development that consists of 6 houses with each property having 2- 4 bedrooms. This development was built for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust and was successfully completed in February 2021.

Grampians red mix facing bricks were used with anthracite grey UPVC window frames to give the houses a modern effect which is complimentary to the style of the surrounding area and was aesthetically pleasing from the outside. The arrangement of windows was kept simple with large sized openings and a contemporary frame to allow a good amount of daylight to enter the internal spaces. The houses benefitted from modern kitchens in colours such as Luna Matt Midnight and Nova Cashmere. This was teamed with modern laminate flooring.

The client was very specific about the desired layout of these properties. Each house benefits from large front and rear gardens with a variety of boundary treatments which allows privacy of the tenants. These included metal railings, hedges and low brick walls.

Throughout the development we met a number of sustainability requirements as specified by the client:

  • We minimised our environmental impact by procuring over 80% of subcontractors and materials from within a 30-mile radius of the development reducing distances travelled
  • All residents in close proximity to the development were kept up to date with our programme of works throughout the duration of the project.
  • We successfully worked with BMHT to overcome all site challenges which allowed us to successfully handover on time and within budget.

The development is part of a £19m investment across ten sites by Birmingham City Council in an effort to tackle the housing crisis, by encouraging smaller contractors to re-enter the house building market with apprenticeships and scholarships fortified in the process.

“This is a win for house building, a win for the economy and a win for training.” – Peter Griffiths, Council Labour Cabinet Member for Housing and Homes