Jewellery Quarter developments

A break down of the Quarter's current major development schemes.

New neighbourhoods, public squares and a 39 storey tower. Here are the current major developments that are either planned or in construction in the Jewellery Quarter.

St. Paul's Quarter

Location: Northwood Street
Developer: Apsley House Capital and Galliard Homes
Architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Cost: £125m
Overview: Mixed-use scheme of more than 320 new apartments, 100,000 sqft of commercial space and new public square.
Expected date: TBC

With more than 320 new apartments, split between lofts and duplexes, St Paul’s Quarter will also be home to commercial units including a range shops, bars and restaurants as well as a new public square. Affordable workspace is also planned for the local craft businesses and artisans. The new quarter will be accessed via a new pedestrian boulevard from Newhall Street as well as the opening of Northwood Street which is currently a private road for AE Harris.

St Pauls Quarter - Jewellery Quarter
St Pauls Qtr_Southern Square

Hockley Mills

Location: Pitsford Street
Developer: Blackswan Property Limited
Architect: Glancy Nicholls Architects
Cost: £110m
Overview: Mixed-use development consisting of apartments, offices and retail units.
Expected date: 2025

Hockley Mills is an exciting mixed-use development for the Jewellery Quarter. Four acres of land, next to the Jewellery Quarter train station, will be turned into a complex of nearly 400 apartments, offices and retail units. A brand new entrance to the station will also be opened as well as a new ticket office for the station. The overall development will comprise of eight distinctive buildings that reflect the industrial heritage of the Quarter. The commercial space will include offices, retail units and workshops that are intended for jewellery design and manufacture.

Hockley Mills Jewellery Quarter

Key Hill Studios

Location: Hylton Street
Developer: Post_hoc developments
Architect: PCPT Architects
Cost: Unknown

Overview: A new creative hub comprising of film studios, commercial space and apartments.
Expected date: TBC

A planning application is currently being reviewed for a new creative hub on land in Hylton Street, Key Hill, Hockley Hill, Key Hill Drive and York Terrace.

The plans, if approved, will see the area transformed into a 100,000 sq ft creative hub, with film, photography, digital, music and jewellery studios and workspaces, as well as commercial space, shops and homes.

The plans for Key Hill Studios also includes the refurbishment of the grade II-listed Harry Smith Building on the corner of Key Hill and Hockley Hill – one of the oldest buildings in the Jewellery Quarter, dating back to 1824 – and the grade II-listed Gem Buildings, also on Key Hill, which were built in 1913.

Key Hill Studios Jewellery Quarter
Key Hill Studios Jewellery Quarter
Key Hill Studios Jewellery Quarter

Moda Living GCS

Location: Great Charles Street Queensway
Developer: Moda Living
Architect: Ryder Architecture
Cost: £258 million
Overview: 39 storey tower, 29,350 sqft of public realm and new bars, restaurants and commercial space.
Expected date: TBC

Plans to transform a Jewellery Quarter car park into a brand new neighbourhood, including a 39 storey tower are currently with Birmingham City Council and are set to be approved. 

Capturing the unique architectural qualities of the Jewellery Quarter, the design incorporates the traditional brick work transitioning into a sleek and modern tower on the corner of Great Charles Street and Livery Street. 

A vibrant new community will be created with the inclusion of boutique and individual shops, café-bars and restaurants, health, wellbeing, and commercial space for independents, small businesses and freelancers. 

The new neighbourhood in the Jewellery Quarter will also see 29,350 sqft of public realm and landscaping including a new plaza around Snow Hill Station. The project will deliver a total of 722 homes.

Moda-GCS-Jewellery-Quarter
Moda Living - Jewellery Quarter

Gilder's Yard

Location: Great Hampton Street
Developer: Blackswan Property Limited
Architect: BPN Architects
Cost: £28m
Overview: Mixed use scheme with over 150 residential apartments and 10,000 sqft of commercial space.
Expected date: 2021

Gilder's Yard will feature 157 new apartments and 10,000 sqft of commercial space. The scheme will celebrate the history of the site with a tasteful restoration of the former Ashford and Sons factory which is Grade II* listed. The new buildings will have artisan terracotta façades, championing a traditional skill that has been absent from the city for a hundred years.

Guilders Yard Jewellery Quarter
Guilders Yard Jewellery Quarter
Guilders Yard Jewellery Quarter

The Gothic

Location: Great Hampton Street
Developer: Blackswan Property Limited
Architect: BPN Architects
Cost: £28 million
Overview: Mixed use scheme comprising of over 130 residential apartments as well as commercial use to ground floor and basement.
Expected date: 2021

Work is currently underway to redevelop the former Gothic pub and three neighbouring buildings located at the entrance to the Jewellery Quarter’s conservation area. The ground floor of The Gothic (number 1), will become home to a restaurant, with the floors above transformed into a luxe boutique hotel. Numbers 2,3 and 4 will be transformed into mixed residential and commercial/creative spaces. The vision is for the site to become occupied with local and independent trades creating the perfect gateway into the historic JQ.

The Gothic Jewellery Quarter
The Gothic Jewellery Quarter

The Lamp Works

Location: Great Hampton Street
Developer: Blackswan Property Limited
Architect: BPN Architects
Cost: Unknown
Overview: Mixed use scheme
Date: TBC

The Lamp Works will see the continued redevelopment of Great Hampton Street with the creation of 129 high-quality build-to-rent apartments to the area. The project will also feature attractive courtyards, traditional shop fronts and public amenity spaces. Restaurants, bars and live music venues will take residency on the ground floors and basement, with the upper floors dedicated to commercial space and residential accommodation.

The Lamp Works - Jewellery Quarter
The Lamp Works - Jewellery Quarter
The Lamp Works - Jewellery Quarter

Heaton House Lofts

Location: Camden Street
Developer: Elevate Property Group
Architect: D5 Architects
Cost: £28 million
Overview: Residential development of a current derelict site.
Expected date: TBC

Plans have been submitted to create Heaton House Lofts, which will bring 14 townhouses, 42 apartments and 3,500 sqft of commercial space to the Jewellery Quarter. 

Reviving the site’s historical roots, Heaton House Lofts will also include the restoration of a large 3,362 sqft four-bedroomed Georgian villa, with paved garden terrace and its own private garage.

Heaton House Lofts - Jewellery Quarter
Heaton House Lofts - Jewellery Quarter

Lionel House

Location: Lionel Street
Developer: Lionel House Developments & Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI)
Architect: Benchmark
Cost: £32 million
Overview: 14 storey build-to-rent
Date: May 2021

259 high quality managed apartments are currently being developed on Lionel Street - a narrow secondary street between Newhall Street and Ludgate Hill. The development is broken down into 156 one-bedroom, 90 two-bedroom and 13 three-bedroom apartments. Lionel House will also include 11,250 sqft of retail space to the ground floor area.

Communal areas for residents include a private dining space, fitness rooms, event space, a 17-space car park and cycle storage for every apartment. A landscaped rooftop terrace will also provide an external social space for residents with a 360 degree skyline view of the city centre.

Lionel House - Jewellery Quarter
Lionel House - Jewellery Quarter
Lionel House - Jewellery Quarter

The Whitmore Collection

Location: Newhall Street / Charlotte Street
Developer: Spitfire Bespoke Homes
Architect: Associated Architects
Cost: Unknown
Overview: Build-to-rent development of 221 apartments and new public square.
Expected date: Part completed. Full completion 2020

A collection of 1 or 2 bedroom apartments are now available to rent as part of the Whitmore Collection. With canal-side views or balconies, across three unique buildings, this build-to-rent complex includes an enormous amount of perks and extra amenities for residents.

These include the ability to decorate as you please, the allowance of pets as well as a parcel delivery service. Residents will also enjoy The Clubhouse which houses a gym, cinema lounge, private dining room, shared workspace and games room.

Whitmore Collection - Jewellery Quarter
Whitmore Collection - Jewellery Quarter

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