We have submitted a planning application for a mixed-use scheme of 320 new apartments including lofts and duplexes and 100,000 sq ft of commercial space. Affordable workspace is also planned, to address demand from local craft businesses and artisans.
Two Grade II listed buildings will be preserved as well as two further buildings considered to be of architectural merit.
At present, there is no public access through the site. The joint venture partners’ plans include a new pedestrian boulevard from Newhall Street into the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Northwood Street, now a private road serving the AE Harris factory, will also be opened up to the public. A public square will be incorporated at the centre of the scheme surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants at street level.