We hope you are well. We are writing to provide a further update to you on the University’s plans for Pritchatts Park Village.
As you know, the University of Birmingham is a proud civic university with a global vision. We aim to attract students and staff locally, nationally and internationally, and our facilities play a key role in our ability to do this. Indeed, for many of our students, the University is a home away from home at our three campus accommodation villages located at the Vale, Selly Oak and Pritchatts Park.
As you will be aware, the University is planning to redevelop Pritchatts Park Village to provide high-quality, sustainable housing for students, as well as additional car parking facilities for staff members. We know from previous communications on this project that you may have concerns about the impact the construction project will have on you as our neighbours; however, we wanted to reiterate that every effort will be made to minimise the impact, and that we’ll keep you informed as much as possible.
As such, we are writing to inform you that works on site are now expected to start around autumn 2021. You can find out more about the plans on our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pritchatts-development.
The website will be kept up to date as the project progresses, and we also intend to offer some opportunities to discuss the works in more detail at different stages of the project.
I also wanted to update you on a couple of other matters which we have received feedback on from local residents. As part of our commitment to sustainability, you may be interested to know that we have recently installed West Midlands Cycle Hire bike racks and Voi e-scooter parking bays in Pritchatts Park Village. We hope that having the facilities close to you may provide a benefit to those of you who may wish to use them. We also hope this will encourage students to travel in an environmentally friendly way and park the bikes/scooters in suitable locations. We recognise that people leaving scooters inconsiderately in residential streets can be a nuisance so we hope that our new parking bays will reduce this.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of the above, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0121 414 9022.
Associate Director, Student Accommodation