New development for city centre

Loft-style residential development in Birmingham’s business district now complete.

Residential development Queensway House on Livery Street in Birmingham is now complete following an accelerated restoration programme of just 28 weeks.

Queensway House is a well recognised industrial building that lies in the heart of the city centre between Birmingham’s business district and culturally diverse Jewellery Quarter and adjacent to Snow Hill Station.

The four-storey building has seen major restoration and renovation to create six self-contained loft-style apartments that all come fully furnished and have balconies overlooking the famous Jewellery Quarter.

The apartments, which cost £1 million to deliver, include a mix of one, two and three bed apartments ranging from £275,000 to £695,000.

The 13,000 sq ft development was constructed by Coalville-based JA Ball Ltd in conjunction with leading East Midlands mechanical and electrical engineering firm Built Environment Consulting , who provided full M&E detail design and project management for these modern, loft style apartments.

Adam Ball director at JA Ball Ltd said: “Queensway House is a beautiful building that has been lovingly restored to create a stunning private residential development. The unique history of the building has been fused with an industrial aesthetic and modern fixtures and fittings, the finished product is highly desirable.”

Inside lies a free-flowing conversation between its intriguing history and a re-imagined vintage industrial style. Unrestrained in its vision, owners will enjoy quirky twists of creativity aligned with its raw, edgy aesthetic.

Dave Hodgson, associate at BEC, said: “We were delighted to have been involved in this development which was to a very high specification and we are very proud of the finished product. It should certainly stand out from the crowd with regards to finish and specification. This project continues good working relationships with JA Ball and, along with a neighbouring scheme, begins to establish BEC within Birmingham.”

All apartments have individual metered water and gas supplies and combi-boilers for heating and hot water. All boilers are installed with the latest smart app connected controllers.

In addition to Queensway House, BEC has undertaken a 128 bed private residential scheme in nearby Summer Lane, due for completion in Summer 2017.

BEC, whose head office is in Castle Donington, have many years of experience in traditional M&E consultancy and as contractor designers. The team, who have delivered projects across a range of sectors including sport and leisure, hotel and education, provide first class leading sustainable solutions for the built environment.