2 bed Flat (for sale) Sherborne Lofts, Grosvenor Street West, Birmingham B16

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The Modern House
St Alphege Hall, King's Bench Street, London
020 3328 6556
First Published

29th Apr 2022

Last Published

1st Jul 2022



  • Type: Flat
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


This meticulously executed two-bedroom apartment of around 2,000 sq ft is positioned on the second floor of an iconic 1930s warehouse on the Birmingham Worcester Canal in the city centre. Renovated in 1997, the interior has been carefully curated for modern living and is beautifully bright, replete with industrial features, soaring ceiling heights and a large balcony overlooking the canal. Concierge and secure underground parking spaces are positioned at ground level, and the city centre and train station are reachable on foot in around 15 minutes.

The Tour

Sherborne Wharf, in its entirety, is over 170 years old and was originally built as a Fellows, Morton and Clayton canal warehouse. The demise of canal freight saw the building left empty from 1963 to 1997, at which point this part of the building was converted into 31 apartments across its four storeys to create Sherborne Lofts. The residential areas sit above the communal car parking level; the apartment has a dedicated secure, covered parking space.

Set back from the road via an electronic gated entrance, the main entrance is via a glass-fronted communal reception area with a 24-hour concierge for residents. This particular duplex can be accessed via the communal lift or internal stairway. Entrance to the apartment is to a curved hallway with a generous provision of storage for coats and shoes in a large store cupboard and cloakroom. From here, an expansive, open-plan living area unfolds an impressive, double-height space that retains an abundance of original warehouse features like exposed trusses, beams and steel girders.

The subject of several uplifts in recent years, the space is beautifully bright with striking modern interior detailing. Double-height ceilings create an impressive sense of volume in the primary living space, where floor-to-ceiling glazing invites an excellent quality of natural light to flood in throughout the day. Timber flooring runs underfoot, and timber-framed glazed doors open out onto the expansive decked terrace and balcony overlooking the canal.

Arranged in a predominantly open plan, the layout offers great flexibility of use, with intimate areas for dining and cooking seamlessly delineated by suspended ceilings. The Vipp kitchen comprises a sleek, minimal palette of black cabinetry and stainless steel, with a secondary preparation area. A generous provision of storage space has been cleverly concealed across both floors; there is also a cloakroom on this level and separate utility space.

A striking black steel staircase ascends to the mezzanine level, where wide balconies overlook the living spaces below. There are two bedrooms, a home workspace and fitness area, a fitted dressing room and two bathrooms. Exposed wooden beams extend overhead, preserving the industrial aesthetic.

Outside Space

The expansive decked balcony can be accessed via full-height doors that open from the main living room, providing a wonderful alfresco dining area and space for growing plants and tomatoes. Views extend across the meandering canal paths, lending a wonderful sense of space and proximity to the outdoors.

The Area

Located to the east of Brindleyplace on the Birmingham and Worcester Canal, Sherborne Lofts is superbly located for ease of access to the city’s many cultural highlights, restaurants, cafes, The Bullring shopping centre and the Symphony Hall.

Birmingham New Street train station is half a mile away and easily reached on foot. Trains from Birmingham New Street to London depart regularly with peak journey times of an hour and a quarter; trains to Manchester also run regularly in just under an hour and a half, and Birmingham airport is just 20 minutes by car.

Tenure: Leasehold - Share of Freehold available
Lease Length: Approx. 99 years remaining
Service Charge: Approx. £440 per annum
Ground Rent: Approx. £175 per annum
Parking: The apartment has access to a dedicated secure underground parking space


Local info for B16

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Property Value Data/Graphs for B16

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Flat 68.5% £188,548 1.6 1.2
Terraced house 9.9% £265,821 3.6 1.1
Semi-detached house 6.8% £330,750 4 1.3
Detached house 4.5% £431,308 4.2 1.7
Studio 4.5% £104,992 0 1
End terrace house 2.4% £201,429 2.6 1.1
Other 1.7% £332,000 3.4 2
Block of flats 1% £282,333 3.3 0
Town house 0.7% £459,975 4 2

Area Information

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Current Average Value


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£218,638 0%


Current Asking Prices in B16 Average: £218,638

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £269,983 (3) £198,333 (6) £253,341 (29) £338,333 (15) £410,495 (20)
Flats £140,428 (90) £217,887 (94) £289,258 (14) £270,000 (2) £325,000 (2)
All £144,607 (93) £216,714 (100) £265,035 (43) £330,294 (17) £402,723 (22)

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