Developer behind Birmingham’s most expensive apartment completes Jewellery Quarter gem

The property firm responsible for Birmingham’s most expensive apartment has unveiled its newest project.

Elevate Property Group was the developer behind Concord House, Holloway Head where the top penthouse apartment sold for almost £1.8m.

Its latest scheme – St Paul’s House, a development of two three-bedroom apartments, a two-bedroom penthouse and four three-bedroom townhouses in the heart of the city’s Jewellery Quarter – is now complete.

The firm has spent the past nine months converting the site next to the famous Henrys Restaurant in St Paul’s Square, the only Georgian Square in the city.

St Paul’s House also received a wealth of free publicity when it was revealed that a mural (see below) of Peaky Blinders’ Tommy Shelby- the gang leader played by actor Cillian Murphy in the BBC drama – had been painted in the development’s courtyard by street artist Zoot.

The mural, in the gated development’s parking area, was commissioned by Elevate as an iconic way of stamping their mark on the unique development.

Steve Dodd, managing director, Elevate, said: “St Paul’s House is our vision of the way forward for inner Birmingham residential development.

“It combines antiquity and modernity, effortlessly blended into something that is clearly brand new, but that tips its cap to Birmingham’s history.”

Elevate has even relocated its head office in the new development.

St Paul’s House was originally built in 1777-79 on the Newhall Estate of the Colmore family. In later years, the site served as an industrial workshop until Elevate acquired the site and reimagined it for the 21st century.

The completion comes hot on the heels of nearby Queensway House, also an Elevate development, where four of the six luxury apartments have already been snapped up.

At St Paul’s House, demand has been equally fierce with just one property out of the seven still available.
The Peaky Blinders mural in the parking area of St Paul's House
Elevate is also behind the Honduras Wharf scheme in Summer Lane, where the 99-apartment development is due for completion in April. Demand here has also been strong, with 80% of the units already sold.

“This is a clear vindication of our decision to crack on with construction in central Birmingham,” added Mr Dodd.

“It has clearly put us ahead of the market, and consumer demand shows that we were right.”

The company is set to begin work in the spring on its latest project in Birmingham. It will announce details of the 40-apartment project in due course.