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Makers Yard Birmingham – Mechanical Services for BTR Scheme

Makers Yard Birmingham – Mechanical Services for BTR Scheme

Client: Watkin Jones
Project: Makers Yard Birmingham, BTR Scheme
Project Scope: Mechanical Services
Project Manager: Paul Davies



Kimpton are underway delivering the £7m Mechanical package on Watkin Jones Group’s largest Build to Rent scheme to date in Sherlock Street, Birmingham.

The scheme features six blocks, including a 30-storey tower plus lower buildings ranging from 5 to 13 storeys, will include 551 apartments of one, two and three bedrooms, 47 of which will be affordable.

Our Work

We will be delivering the full mechanical services package. In a project of this size, this is an extensive piece of work.

Fire safety in any form of tower is critical so this makes up a big proportion of the work, A wet riser system is the base for the system with a 67,500 litre tank in place to provide water for the firefighting system.

In addition there is a sprinkler system throughout the entire project, covering all of the common spaces and residential spaces.

As is fast becoming the norm, the heating is provided by ASHP’s in a rooftop plantroom. There’s also sophisticated air conditioning and ventilation systems being installed to ensure comfort is maximised. This is all managed by a central BMS System.

We’re providing domestic hot water and plumbing services throughout the apartments and service areas and externally, managing all of the rainwater and waste.

Makers Yard BTR scheme with mechanical services by Kimpton

Project Management

The Project lead is Paul Davies who has managed and delivered a number of these projects for Kimpton. Speaking about the project Paul said. “The Makers Yard BTR Scheme is another in the new breed of super efficient BTR projects we’re involved in.

We’ve seen a huge change in recent years with a distinct shift towards energy efficiency and ASHP based projects. The target audience for these apartments are often young and very eco conscious. They are demanding lower carbon emissions from their homes and Watkin Jones and ourselves are very much ahead of the curve in delivering this.”

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