The project consisted of alterations to an existing building on the corner of Hampton Street and Vyse Street in the jewellery quarter of Birmingham.
In relation to transport, the proposals had met with resistance in relation to parking provision, suitability of spaces, impact of new access on existing on-street parking bays, prior to RCA’s involvement.
The submitted Transport Statement produced by RCA contained a substantially revised parking layout that was demonstrated to work through use of vehicle tracking software. Electric vehicle points were proposed and, crucially, a substantial area of the basement was given over to the provision of cycle storage lockers including those for visitors.
Reduced parking against standards were discussed in relation to local census data on car ownership and were approved.
Visibility to pedestrians and other road users was identified and the impact of the site access proposals were also fully explained, including changes to existing on-street car parking.
The improved submission was approved by highways officers without further recourse.