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A brand-new collection of 9 thoughtfully designed townhouses inspired by the rich history of the Jewellery Quarter by riba award winning architects Sjolander da Cruz
Description The design is inspired by the rich history and architecture of the Jewellery Quarter, it is modern but draws on the industrial legacy and architectural language of the area.
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.
Through the front door the houses have a generous entrance area which has a double bedroom shower room and utility/cloakroom leading off it. The open steel staircase is a distinctive feature of the house – its contemporary open tread design allows light to permeate through from the roof lights on the top floor. Standing next to the staircase and looking up allows a view up through all the floors of the house to the sky. The wall behind the staircase is constructed of exposed brick format concrete blocks and has industrial style wall lights.
The first floor accommodates a large master bedroom, with generous en suite bathroom, and bedroom three with its own en suite shower room. The ceiling incorporates the expose underside of the steel beams.
At second floor the landing opens up to a full height glazed screen. Beyond this is the kitchen and dining room. This open plan area is part of the connected living space which makes the house so special. The kitchen faces an island cooking and breakfast bar with family seating area and dining space next to this. Beyond the kitchen is a two storey window and double height volume above which links the dining space with the living area on the next floor. There is also access to a breakfast terrace which overlooks the courtyard. The ceiling is composed of expressed steel beams and timber joists supporting the floor above. The wall opposite the kitchen is constructed in exposed concrete bricks.
Above, the stairs rise straight into an open plan living area which features exposed steel roof trusses following the pitch of the roof to the apex 4.2m high, and an exposed concrete brick wall. The living area has a double height volume looking over the kitchen to the two storey window. It also has its own terrace overlooking the courtyard and the roofs beyond.
Each of the houses has its own car parking space in the courtyard. There is a duct provision for an individually metered ev charging point o be installed adjacent to each space.
The living spaces have been put upstairs to take advantage of better views and light whilst still ensuring that you can see the sky from the back of the ground floor.
The houses have open plan double height living spaces, with big triple glazed windows, eliminating dark corridors. There is a 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 – it's a simple pallet. Kitchens and bathrooms use high quality, clean and well-designed fittings, with an emphasis on finish and function. Electrical fittings are partially exposed in metal conduit and have metal faceplates.
Specification Internal Finishes
Pre-oiled Kahrs engineered hardwood flooring to living and bedroom areas
Mosaic tiling to bathroom floors
Johnsons Porcelain tiles to bathroom walls
Contemporary steel staircases
Brushed stainless steel ironmongery to all doors.
Custom designed SieMatic kitchens
20mm Silestone worktops
Integrated Siemens appliances
Recessed LED under unit lighting
Quooker Flex 3 in 1 boiling water tap
Bathrooms and en-suites
Hansgrohe chrome finish brassware
Porcelain and mosaic tiles
Chrome towel rails
Independent gas fired combination boiler and boosted hot water storage cylinder
Boosted cold water supply
Column style radiators
Full sprinkler fire protection and independent fire alarm
Fibre broadband direct to each house (FTTP)
Designer industrial style lighting
2-way video/audio access control
Sky TV and Freeview connection
location The jq is always evolving, but it keeps a unique bustle, sense of purpose and innovation at its heart. Legge Lane was at the centre of manufacturing in the Jewellery Quarter for 150 years.
There were a multitude of factories, manufacturers, traders and craftspeople representing a selection of those throughout the quarter. Pen manufacturers, cigarette case makers, Jewellery box producers and a safety razor works are a few of the trades which have been based at No 1+2 Legge Lane over the last century and a half.
Located just outside Birmingham's city centre, the Jewellery Quarter is an attractive mix of narrow streets, fine architecture and listed buildings. In the 18th century, the area boasted some of the city's most sought after residential addresses. In the 19th century, it became a centre of jewellery manufacturing, producing many iconic items including the original Lonsdale belt, fa Cup and the trophy for Wimbledon Ladies Singles. Although its heyday was in the early 1900s, the Jewellery Quarter still produces 40% of the UK's jewellery and is home to more jewellers than anywhere in Europe.
A designated conservation area, it is now being reinvented as an urban village and hub for creative enterprise. Combining style, culture, commerce and residential accommodation, it's an appealing and vibrant quarter within a major European city.
Property information Tenure – Freehold*
Service Charge – A nominal maintenance charge will be applied for the communal areas and car park
Local Authority – Birmingham City Council
Fixtures and Fittings – Only those items mentioned in the sales particulars are included. All other items may be available by separate negotiation
Viewings – Strictly by appointment with Maguire Jackson on nb:Please note that some of the photographs have been virtually staged and contain computer generated images of furniture
* All except TH9 which comes with a 950 year lease
|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)||-|