Construction of 148 residential build-to-rent apartments kicks-off

Construction has begun at Cordia Blackswan’s build-to-rent development, The Lamp Works by contractor Clegg Construction.

The 148 residential apartments and duplexes will be built in the Jewellery Quarter alongside three commercial spaces, with the design of all being ‘sympathetic’ to the industrial heritage of the site, which is a former brass foundry and furniture factory.

Future residents at The Lamp Works will have access to communal facilities, which include a co-working space, a shared lounge, a studio, and a communal kitchen/diner.

Marcus Hawley, Managing Director at Cordia Blackswan, said: “The Lamp Works offers a unique proposition to modern city dwellers, providing quality amenities that are both practical and useful in everyday life. As always, this will be delivered whilst retaining the Jewellery Quarter’s renowned heritage and architectural design.

“The commencement of construction at The Lamp Works marks an exciting next step in our vision to revitalise Great Hampton Street and transform this key route into the city. Our aim is to create desirable spaces for the local community to enjoy whilst benefitting the local economy, and we’re proud to see our vision starting to come to life.”

Pre-Construction Director at Clegg Construction, Ross Crowcroft, added: “The Lamp Works is an exciting scheme in an area with a strong heritage, and Clegg Construction is very pleased to be taking a key role as this development gets underway.

“This is an area that we are very familiar with, as Clegg Construction has recently delivered Gilders Yard on Great Hampton Street, a conversion and extension of grade II listed Ashford & Sons industrial workshops into 157 apartments and commercial space.”

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