Construction team appointed to deliver Jewellery Quarter scheme

Elevate Property Group is to forge ahead with its plans for 56 residential properties at the historic Heaton House Lofts in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Kavannagh Construction has been appointed to begin work on the site in Camden Street.

When the project is completed in the third quarter of 2022, it will provide 14 townhouses, 42 apartments, 4,300 sq ft of commercial space and Heaton House itself – a 3,360 sq ft, four bedroom dwelling.

Work to clear the site has already been completed.

During the past six months, Elevate Property Group has removed the derelict and redundant industrial buildings that had grown up around the 19th century Regency villa, Heaton House, over the past 200 years to reveal the original merchant’s home that gives the site its name.

The original Heaton House was the home of a leading Birmingham merchant, William Cotterill.

It was an early 19th century villa on Camden Street, which at the time was part of the middle class suburban developments that grew up on the fringes of the city centre in Birmingham.

The development was swallowed up in the expansion of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and by the end of the century the Villa had been converted to form part of a large factory works.

Aiden O’Gara, director of Kavannagh Construction, said: “We are proud to have successfully delivered a range of construction schemes, from large multiple unit residential new builds to one-off prestigious residential builds, as well as a range of commercial sector schemes.

“We look forward to delivering Heaton House Lofts to the highest professional standards and completing our first project for Elevate Property Group on schedule and on budget.”

Elevate Property Group development director James Costello said: “We have worked hard to find an imaginative and productive use for a site that has lain largely derelict and dormant for decades.

“We look forward to working closely with Kavannagh Construction to deliver another much-needed quality residential scheme close to the city centre.”