A new development is set to make way for apartments after a series of run-down industrial buildings in the Jewellery Quarter are to be partially demolished.

The project at 27-33 Great Hampton Street will be created to 136 new apartments and 6,025 sq ft of ground floor commercial space and be called The Lamp Works.

For developer Blackswan, this will be its third project.

The Lamp Works will see a series of buildings bounded by Great Hampton Street and Barr Street either demolished or regenerated to create 53 one-bedroom, 66 two-bedroom and 17 three-bedrooms apartments.

There will also be 20 parking spaces and a secure cycle area, with all flats available to rent only.

Richard Whitehouse, development director with Blackswan, said: “As part of the development, we will be retaining the skeleton of one of the buildings which will ensure a sense of history is retained through its form and decayed materials.

“This will be coupled with the salvaging and retention of the remaining original fire doors which will be incorporated and add to our aspiration to re-purpose and re-use found objects.

“The Lamp Works is a key part of our vision to deliver long-lasting improvements to the building fabric and economy along the street.

“We are actively delivering this vision at Gilders Yard and Gothics and are very pleased to be able to continue this long-term commitment which will help in leading to Great Hampton Street being the best street in Birmingham.

“We are very enthusiastic about the scheme and the opportunity to deliver a high- quality, contemporary development reflecting the architectural heritage of the Jewellery Quarter.”

The development has been designed by BPN Architects, also based in the Jewellery Quarter.


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