Developer reveals mixed-use plans for Jewellery Quarter

How the new development would look

Developer Cordia Blackswan has revealed plans to build a new mixed-use development in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The company has submitted plans to Birmingham City Council to demolish part-vacant buildings at 192-197 Great Hampton Row and build a new scheme, which would include commercial units along the ground floor and 14 one- and two-bedroom apartments over three further floors.

The new scheme will include eight car parking spaces as well as storage for 18 bikes in a courtyard to the rear.

A planning statement accompanying the application reads: “The scheme will provide a number of good quality dwellings and a commercial unit offer as well as an element of much-needed active street frontage to Great Hampton Row.

“The design of this proposed application has been carefully considered both in terms of its tight site constraints as well as its surrounding context, including a mix of design styles and historical context of heritage assets compared to poor quality buildings currently on the site.

“The new building will compliment the existing buildings within the immediate area, while creating a contemporary high-quality addition to the Jewellery Quarter.”