Green light for £125m Birmingham St Paul’s quarter scheme

Aaron Morby 8 months ago
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Joint venture partners Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital have got the planning go-ahead to create a new neighbourhood in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The £125m mixed-use scheme to be known as the St Paul’s Quarter will transform the four-acre AE Harris industrial site with 305 flats and 100,000 sq ft of commercial space across 20 buildings.

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the site bounded by Newhall Street, Graham Street and Northwood Street will include a new public square at its centre.

Two grade II listed buildings will be restored to their former glory – 109 Northwood Street, built in 1882 for military ornament makers Brent and Parker and described by Historic England as “internationally significant”, and 199 Newhall Street, a neo-Georgian factory built in the early 20th century.

A further two derelict buildings – 123 and 128 Northwood Street – will also be salvaged and transformed into new homes. 

New pedestrian street will stretch from Newhall Street into the Jewellery Quarter.

Stephen Conway, executive chairman of Galliard Homes, said: “Galliard has a track record of restoring listed buildings across London and we are looking forward to bringing this experience to Birmingham.

“123 and 128 Northwood Street have a familiar typology to the Jewellery Quarter, with street frontages concealing rear factory wings.  These two buildings reinforce the grain of the area, running north-south.

“It’s therefore right that we respect their heritage and preserve them, despite their lack of listed status.”

Work will start early next year with the development anticipated to take four years to complete.

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