£16.5m funding secured for Jewellery Quarter development

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Kings Crescent Homes has secured a £16.5m finance package to support its latest scheme in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The funding from Paragon Development Finance will support the acquisition of the site on Legge Lane and the subsequent development of 100 one and two-bedroom apartments.

The scheme, which will be named Scholar’s Quarter, is located next to Kings Crescent Homes’ Copperworks development, with phase one on that site due to complete in the first half of 2022.

The cleared Scholar’s site has remained unused since it ceased industrial use in the 1970s when it was a series of brass works, including Albion Works and Wellington Works.

The 100 residential units will be located within seven interconnected buildings.

Work on Scholar’s Quarter will start imminently and is expected to be completed in 2023.

Nick Harvey-Jones, director and co-founder of Kings Crescent Homes, said: “2022 is an exciting year for Birmingham, especially as it hosts the Commonwealth Games. Generally, there’s a real buzz about the city due to the massive ongoing infrastructure developments connecting it quicker to London and other major northern cities, and of course the big regeneration projects, such as Paradise Circus, close to the site and completing in the next few years.

“With Phase 1 of the Copperworks completing in early 2022, and already 80% sold, we’re excited to start work on the Scholar’s Quarter scheme, which we’re confident will be equally as popular. Scholar’s will showcase a design full of wonderful quirks that the Jewellery Quarter is famous for, in what we believe is the most desirable place to live in Birmingham.”

The deal was led on behalf of Paragon by relationship director Rebecca Murphy and portfolio manager Josh Pedder.

Advisors on the deal included Knight Frank, Thomson Snell LLP & Passmore, and Pride Consulting IMS.

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