Introducing Alben Works by Liv Projekt, a simply stunning development of individually designed brand new loft style homes in an exclusive gated development in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter
Designed by the riba award winning Sjolander da Cruz Architects who thought carefully about how people would use the houses resulting in each house being a readymade one off home.
The design is inspired by the rich history and architecture of the Jewellery Quarter, being modern with an authentic loft style.
The development comprises nine stunning two and three bedroom loft style houses with a high specification (see brochure for full details and specification) –
• Double height open plan living spaces
• Custom designed SieMatic kitchens with 20mm Silestone worktops
• Integrated Siemens appliances & Quooker Flex 3 in 1 boiling tap
• Duravit sanitaryware
• Hansgrohe chrome finish brassware
• Large Ideal Combi Futura+ triple glazed windows
• Living space upstairs to enjoy better views from your terrace
• Sustainability and energy efficiency with natural ventilation and increased insulation
• Pre-oiled Kährs engineered hardwood flooring to living and bedroom areas
• Velux roof lights
• Designer industrial style lighting
• Secure allocated parking
• 2 way video/audio access control
Each house has its own front door within the new courtyard, a reinterpretation of the Georgian and Victorian terraces which filled the Quarter before its industrialisation. The idea of creating a community around a shared space is one Liv has used in previous projects and also one which has a precedent in the creative courtyards of artisans and craftspeople who have worked in the Jewellery Quarter over the years.
The living spaces are upstairs to take advantage of better views and light.
The houses have open plan double height living spaces with big triple glazed windows. There is great connection to the outdoors with a terrace on the second and third floors. The emphasis is on simple principles of sustainability and energy efficiency to create a better living experience: Increased insulation, triple glazing, energy saving lighting and natural ventilation.
Textures and colours are expressed as natural finishes, white walls, concrete, raw metals and oak flooring. Kitchens and bathrooms use high quality, clean and well designed fittings, with an emphasis on finish and func¬tion. Electrical fittings are partially exposed in metal conduit and have metal faceplates.
Each of the houses has its own car parking space in the court¬yard. There is duct provision for an individually metered ev charging point to be installed adjacent to each space.
Liv creates places not developments.
Architecture is at the heart of what Liv does: Space, light, design, sustainability, materiality, modernity, honesty. They care about what they build, it's personal. Liv take the time to consider the design and get the details right - before they construct them they already know their buildings inside out.
They only build places they would want to live in themselves.
Located in the historic Jewellery Quarter, Alben Works enjoys all the benefits of a city centre location - less than a 10-minute walk to Birmingham's Central Business District and under 0.4 miles to the jq station.
Birmingham has three main stations; New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street, the former two being the closest to Alben Works, around a 10 minute walk and the new HS2 Curzon St Station due to open 2026 making London only a 45 minute journey.
Birmingham's efficient Metro and bus systems make up excellent public transport links, the Jewellery Quarter metro a little over a five minute walk.
The Jewellery Quarter is only a 15 minute walk from everywhere you want to be in Birmingham, the Bullring & Grand Central, Arena Birmingham…and the network of waterways that run through the jq mean you can often walk to these places free from traffic.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£175,625 (8)||£362,167 (6)||£342,500 (4)||£529,420 (10)||-|
|Flats||£186,114 (311)||£268,921 (317)||£413,463 (27)||-||-|
|All||£185,851 (319)||£270,653 (323)||£404,306 (31)||£529,420 (10)||-|