First chance to buy piece of former Gothic pub history in Birmingham’s 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 apartments as well as ground floor commercial space for independent retail and hospitality businesses.

The Gothic will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes.

The Gothic is located on Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Cordia Blackswan has 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.

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 name, which was a popular public house in its heyday that served the workers of the local factories since 1870, before closing its doors for the last time in the early 2000s.

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, added: “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.”