The project is a major redevelopment of student accommodation for Aston University, involving the demolition of 3 towers and several low-rise buildings in order to provide new accommodation and rationalise a large city centre site.The new scheme consists of four residential blocks providing 2400 en-suite student bedrooms as well as ancillary accommodation such as common and games facilities. The scheme will also include a new elevated sports pitch, a multi-faith centre, car parking and retail development.The massing of the buildings is arranged to create a protective wall around a large landscaped park that houses some of the additional facilities. The wall is accented by two 18-storey towers that materially make reference to the traditional use of terracotta on nearby Victorian buildings. Where appropriate, more contemporary materials such as zinc, render and glass curtain walling are also included. The scheme utilises several forms of sustainable technology in order to reduce its environmental impact, such as a combined heat and power plant, wind turbines, rainwater recycling and green roofs.