The Forum, Birmingham (Build to Rent)
The Forum is a new Build to Rent (BTR) development on Pershore Street in central Birmingham and is the very first BTR offering in a city with a growing population and a bustling, vibrant economy.
With 332 units and costing £37.5m, the new development consisted of a residents-only gym, a communal lounge, a landscaped courtyard and a rooftop amenity space.
The Forum is on the site of the former Silver Blades ice rink and within the 14-hectare Birmingham Smithfield Gateway perimeter, which the Birmingham City Council had wanted to create a leisure, retail, a hotel and cultural space, as well as 2,000 new homes for a long time.
Since its completion in 2018, the development has placed community and co-living at the heart of its success. Now a new development is underway in the area.