The Mercian, Birmingham

The Client

Elements Europe won another contract with John Sisk to manufacture bathroom pods for the tallest residential building in Birmingham (Jan 2020).

Project Description: 692 bathroom pods

This £183 million, 42 storey apartment block named The Mercian is being constructed for property developers Moda Living and will feature 480 luxury apartments.

Elements Europe manufactured a total of 692 bathroom pods for the scheme. Eight different types of bathroom pods were manufactured including shower pods, bath pods and pods featuring both bath and showers, each varying in size to provide main bathrooms and en-suites for these luxury two and three bed apartments.

The pods were fully tiled with large landscape stone effect tiles and fitted with large showers, wall hung wc and mirrored vanity unit. The pods reflected the luxury feel of this exclusive development in line with Moda Living’s aesthetics brand values.

It is the currently the tallest residential building in Birmingham but also a first for the UK housing market to have a 200 metre roof top running track.


  • Sector:


  • Client:

    John Sisk

  • Architect:

    Glenn Howles