Gothic living up for grabs

First chance to buy piece of pub history in Jewellery Quarter.

Cordia Blackswan’s flagship project The Gothic is now available for sale following the start of construction earlier this month. The first phase, set to be completed in early 2022, will comprise 16 elegantly styled apartments, as well as ground floor commercial space for independent retail and hospitality businesses.

The Gothic is comprised of a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes, featuring terraces, carefully restored heritage features, and elegant Victorian styling. This collection of heritage apartments is surrounded by all the amenities the historic Jewellery Quarter has to offer, as well as being only a 15-minute walk to the City Centre.

The Gothic is located on Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter, an area which features a wealth of stunning historic buildings. Cordia Blackswan have been and continue to be involved in a number of heritage conversions in the area, both residential and commercial, including the company’s own head office building, the former Lloyd’s Bank, and a further four residential buildings for both rental and sale. The company is also working with the local authority to improve the street scene of Great Hampton Street itself to transform the area into a sophisticated destination for living, working and leisure in the Jewellery Quarter.

The Jewellery Quarter is the perfect location for those seeking to live, work and relax in an increasingly aspirational city, the area is a business hub, designated conservation area, and a highly desired part of Birmingham. The Quarter still generates 40% of the UK’s jewellery production, comprises over 200 listed buildings, and boasts a wide array of attractions and amenities.

Cordia Blackswan has specifically designed the Gothic to be a positive addition to the Jewellery Quarter both in terms of the quality and specification of the apartments on offer, but with the benefit of a curated independent commercial offer on the ground floor which will supplement the vibrant independent scene already in found the area. The aim is for the commercial space to attract the best independent businesses in Birmingham to benefit not only the Gothic residents, but also the wider Jewellery Quarter community. 

The site is steeped in history and the buildings date back to the early 19th Century. Number 1 Great Hampton Street was the former site of The Gothic Inn, from where the project gets its namesake, which was a popular public house in its heyday that served the hard workers of the local factories since 1870, before closing its doors for the last time in the early 2000s. Buyers will be pleased to know that much of the heritage is being preserved throughout the building and the interior styling takes inspiration from the elegant Victorian homes of the past, combined with the modern home comforts expected today.

Managing Director of Cordia Blackswan, Marcus Hawley said “When we first started work on Great Hampton Street, we had the vision of creating a new and exciting neighbourhood, combining the already beautiful but unloved architecture with fantastic new buildings and homes in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

In the long and complex process of bringing these beautiful heritage buildings back to life, our aim has always been to transform them into homes that have been sensitively converted for modern living. Our vision is that this area will once again have buildings that reflect the tradition of the Jewellery Quarter, this district of craftsmen and design.”

Sarah Rose, New Homes Manager at Connells stated “We are really looking forward to unveiling this unique development to our customers and help to ensure this much-loved landmark is preserved in the Jewellery Quarter. Standing out from the more typical new build design, The Gothic certainly has the wow factor and will appeal to admirers of historical architecture who seek the benefits of a new home.”

The Gothic is currently on sale through Connells and prices start from £250,000. For further information and to reserve one of these new homes, please contact Connells Birmingham City on 0121 212 0800/birminghamcity@connells.co.uk or register your interest at: thegothic@birminghamcity.co.uk.