The existing site is dominated by two existing buildings, namely Five Ways House and Five Ways Tower. Both buildings were previously used for commercial uses however are now vacant.
Osborne+Co’s proposal includes the retention of Five Ways House by carrying out extensive refurbishment of this modernist building. To the rear of the site, we propose to demolish the existing 27-storey Five Ways Tower, to make way for a more modern and elegant building of similar scale together with two smaller blocks for student/residential uses. Sitting in the middle of the new buildings and the regenerated Five Ways House will be a publicly accessible landscaped square, to provide an area for residents and the public alike.
The site has strong public transport links not only to the city centre but also to the universities via the adjacent Five Ways Station. The retention of Five Ways House will reduce our embodied carbon impact by 60% as we look to support a greener future for the city.