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The Hundred

A landmark 33-storey Build-to-Rent development

CGI of forecourt people walking around lots of greenery and people on bicycles



Birmingham, United Kingdom


Urban Vision


Glenn Howells Architects

This 33-storey residential building will be one of the most sustainable developments in Birmingham, set to deliver over 294 homes. The plans include a range of communal amenities, such as co-working spaces and communal lounges, rooftop gardens, as well as opportunities for independent shops, cafés, or restaurants.

The Hundred will be designed to be a ‘smart’ building that is both all-electric and uses innovative technology to help drive efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint and occupational costs of its users.

The podium of the building is intended to form a low embodied carbon innovation testbed with reclaimed materials from the previous buildings on site being used to form the structure and the cladding.

Alex Carter, Partner, commented ‘The Cundall scope expands beyond design engineering to encompass the consultancy work required to achieve exemplary design standards for WiredScore, FitWel, social value and the adoption of Circular Economy principals throughout the design. The Hundred uses a unique asymmetrical shape enhancing the city’s skyline while providing most apartments with dual-aspect views across the city. The structure has been optimised to achieve a credible financial viability, unlike a taller building that was previously present on the site which was unable to secure funding.’

Key fact

This development takes inspiration from Birmingham’s concrete heritage and urban landscape.


Key fact

It is expected to create more than 50+ new jobs, once operational, and many more during construction.


Alex Carter in shirt with office interior background with glass feature

Alex Carter

Partner, Structural Engineering

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The building massing evolved through several iterations to eventually combine a very efficient structural form with a unique asymmetrical shape that adds interest to the Birmingham skyline.