A stunning and uniquely designed loft apartment by the highly regarded award winning Javelin Block developer. Offering stylish and luxurious living space in this superb development of only four apartments, this superb apartment offers 3,280 sq ft of accommodation. Presently the apartment benefits from a large open plan kitchen/living area, two double bedrooms and a cinema room. The property has been finished to a very high specification throughout, all of the fixtures have been handcrafted by local tradesmen and also benefits from its own private garage.
Description Extending to approximately 3,280 sq ft, this wonderful loft apartment, with private lift access, occupies the entire first floor of a former MI5 office building on Water Street in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. The recent re development of many of Birmingham's warehouses epitomises the city's increasingly progressive attitude towards its industrial architecture.
This individual apartment is part of a regeneration project by riba award-winning developer Javelin Block. Renovations have focused on
bringing the disused building back to life, while honouring its former use. As such, details throughout the interior pay homage to the industrial heritage of the Jewellery Quarter, including exposed brickwork and RSJs, engineered oak floorboards with underfloor heating, zinc clad kitchen and concrete ceilings, creating a space that combines exceptionally high attention to detail with a clear aesthetic understanding of loft-style living.
Internally, the accommodation is arranged around an expansive open-plan kitchen, living and dining room.
Large Crittall windows have been restored throughout, bathing the living quarters in natural light.
The master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with roll top bathtub and dressing room, while the second enjoys a south easterly aspect to Livery Street.
At street level, the apartment has its own private integrated garage accessed directly off Water Street.
There is an internal door at the back of the garage, providing private access by foot to the apartment.
Conveniently situated within walking distance of Birmingham New Street, to the east of the cafes and restaurants of St Paul's square, the apartment sits high above the peaceful waterways of the Birmingham and Fazeley canal below.
The Quarter earned its name in the nineteenth century as the largest concentration of jewellery manufacturers in Europe. At one point accounting for 40% of the jewellery manufactured in the UK, this area of unique character has been described by English Heritage as a 'national treasure' and as having a 'particular combination of structures associated with jewellery and metalworking which does not seem to exist anywhere else in the world'. Nestled in amongst these businesses are a variety of independent bars, restaurants, coffee shops, florists, chocolatiers and home furnishers.
The Jewellery Quarter is well served by public transport and Snow Hill Station has its own entrance in the area.
Water Street is only a fifteen minute stroll from Birmingham City Centre, where trains from Birmingham New Street to London depart regularly with peak journey times of an hour and quarter.
Share of freehold
Service charge £2600 pa
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|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||-||£500,000 (3)||£735,000 (1)||-||-|
|Flats||£174,192 (82)||£325,584 (67)||£694,788 (12)||-||-|
|All||£174,192 (82)||£333,059 (70)||£697,881 (13)||-||-|