Award-winning city centre residences for young professionals


Nikal / Hive





Project Description:

Award winning apartments

Scope of Service:

Brand and Experience


Media Productions

Project size: 

167 apartments

Project Value:



August 2013

We can help make change happen

To find out more please contact us:
Web: www.sovibrant.co.uk
Tel: +44(0)1423 789388
Email: [email protected]
SoVibrant Ltd, Hornbeam House, Hornbeam
Park, Harrogate HG2 8QT


Property development and investment company Nikal commissioned SoVibrant to assist in the revitalisation of a failing residential scheme in Birmingham. Designed to address a lack of new build rental and sales properties in the city, the reputation of the development had suffered significantly with the previous owners having gone into administration and the project gaining national notoriety by featuring on ITV’s ‘Homes from Hell’. Nikal aimed to transform the development into a successful and sought after residential location and repair its damaged reputation.

The Challenge

To assist the client in to attracting the target demographic of young professionals by creating a desirable ‘go-to’ destination, through the use of brand development, implementation and interior schemes.

To overcome historic negative perceptions of the location and development through the use of inspirational internal graphics schemes for the reception and common areas .

The Results

Hive has received numerous accolades since its completion, the highlight of which was being awarded ‘Best High Rise Building in the UK’ at the 2014 International Property Awards, beating Richard Roger’s Number One Hyde Park.

The development has experienced relentless demand since opening and at its peak accounted for 35% of all new build sales and lettings in Birmingham and outsold comparative developments 3:1.

“It isn’t often the end product betters the sales pitch. With SoVibrant it does.” – James Payne – Nikal Design Director

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