A beautifully appointed loft style apartment situated within the exclusive Squirrel Works development in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter Read more
A beautifully appointed loft style apartment situated within the exclusive Squirrel Works development in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter
DESCRIPTION Squirrel Works is a RIBA West Midlands Conservation Award winning Grade 2 listed, three storey, Arts and Crafts purpose built factory designed by Architect John G. Dunn, and constructed in 1912 for SJ Levi and Company. Silver and Electroplate Manufacturers, SJ Levi and Co, were known for their production of high quality silverware including cigarette cases, bowls, bottle holders, napkin rings and vases. Levi and Co. manufactured under the 'Squirrel Brand', which is where the building got its name. As well as appearing as part of their hallmark, the 'Squirrel Brand' appears on the original sign over the main entrance to Squirrel Works.
Loft Two is accessed via its own front door in the Courtyard. The entrance area leads through to the living space and entrance lobby with separate cloaks and utility space. At 147m2 (1582 sq ft) in total, this unit is triple aspect and has west facing refurbished original cast iron windows to Regent Row and the Courtyard (which are secondary glazed with Crittal style steel framed windows) and timber framed windows to Regent Place. The living, kitchen and dining areas occupy the south west corner of the first floor. The kitchen has marble worktops and splash-back. All the main spaces have exposed brick and beams with classic style radiators. The two large double bedrooms each have en suite bathrooms. The large master bedroom suite has an exposed deep lifting beam expressed through it centre and all main rooms have a ceiling height of 3m.
The property also has its own car park space in the secure covered car park.
LOCATION The property is located in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, minutes from St Paul's Square and close to the canal walkways. The Jewellery Quarter is a designated conservation area and proposed World Heritage Site and is already a prestigious and highly desired part of Birmingham. It is experiencing further development as some of the old factories are converted into apartments, restaurants and shops. It is only a short distance to all that Birmingham City Centre has to offer
The City Centre offers some of the best shopping in the country. The famous Bullring Shopping Centre is only around three quarters of a mile away, and contains over 140 shops including one of the only Selfridges department stores outside of London and the exclusive Mailbox development, which is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The recently opened £150m Grand Central Shopping Centre sits directly above the new £600 million redevelopment of the now world class New Street station, including a flagship 250,000 sq. ft. John Lewis store, in addition to over 60 premium retailers and quality restaurants and cafes. The redevelopment enforces Birmingham's retail landscape bringing a mix of unrivalled premium fashion and quality high street brands to the heart of the city.
There are good links to the national motorway network, with excellent access to Birmingham International Airport and The National Exhibition Centre. The A38 Aston Expressway is only around half a mile away, and leads directly onto Junction 6 of the M6 which is itself only some 3.5 miles distant.
Public transport by road and rail is also most convenient. Major bus routes into and out of the City Centre can be picked up nearby. The Jewellery Quarter Train is minutes away away, Birmingham Snow Hill station half a mile, and the superb more recently developed Birmingham New Street Station is only approximately 1 mile away.
PROPERTYINFORMATION Postcode – B1 3NJ Local Authority – Birmingham City Council Tenure – Leasehold with a share of the freehold Lease length - 950 years Ground rent - Peppercorn Service Charge - £2400 per annum - paid Monthly at circa £200 per a month Fixtures & Fittings – Only those items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. All other such items are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation Viewings – By appointment only with Maguire Jackson – 0121 634 1520