Sama Investments reveals plans for Perryian Works PBSA

The proposals for Perryian Works will create convenient connections between the nearby universities and public facilities.

Sketch of Sama Investments' proposed Perriyan Works PBSA development in Birmingham | PBSA News
Sketch of Sama Investments' proposed Perriyan Works PBSA development in Birmingham.

Birmingham-based developer and investor Sama Investments has unveiled plans to deliver its Perryian Works flagship purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme at 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham.

The proposals aim to transform the brownfield site, which was previously Birmingham City Council’s office building. Situated on the edge of Lancaster Circus Queensway and Lawson Street, the PBSA scheme will be delivered across two landmark towers, including one of up to 50-storeys, which will act as a focal point for the area.

“Our proposals for 1 Lancaster Circus will transform this underutilised site to deliver a flagship scheme that will create a new gateway into Birmingham, whilst also supporting the wider regeneration of the area. We will deliver much-needed student accommodation to support the vibrancy of our growing universities in Birmingham.

“Our plans also offer street-level community uses and green space for residents and the wider community to enjoy. This is supported by a pedestrian corridor that will connect parts of the city to this area. We’ve worked closely with partners to ensure this exciting project delivers true value for the area.

“We look forward to continuing our progress with the city and our partners to deliver Perryian Works in the coming years, driving local growth, and creating hundreds of jobs in the process.”

Bilal Ahmed, Executive Chairman & Founder, Sama Investments

The proposals for Perryian Works will support the continued growth of nearby universities, with Aston and Birmingham City University only a short walk away. It seeks to act as a new gateway from the Gun Quarter and Jewellery Quarter into Birmingham city centre.

New outdoor courtyards will open the public space and will include a landscaped pedestrian corridor, which is supported by extensive biodiverse planting and water features. Amenities are set to include active frontages – which will create interest and activity at street level – and commercial and leisure spaces.