Former chest clinic to be turned into lux­ury flats

Birmingham Post - - NEWS - Tam­lyn Jones Busi­ness Cor­re­spon­dent

NEW city cen­tre apart­ments worth up to £800,000 and fea­tur­ing roof ter­races and even home cin­e­mas are to be de­vel­oped in a former chest clinic.

Birm­ing­ham-based de­vel­oper Court Col­lab­o­ra­tion has an­nounced plans to con­vert the old NHS build­ing in Great Charles Street into a £6 mil­lion com­plex of 11 apart­ments.

Work is due to start im­mi­nently on the scheme which will be called One Five One, Great Charles Street.

The his­toric build­ing op­er­ated as a chest clinic and marked its 80th an­niver­sary in 2013, but it was sold by Birm­ing­ham City Coun­cil af­ter be­ing put up for auc­tion in 2014.

The scheme be­comes the lat­est city cen­tre res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment to be an­nounced by Court Col­lab­o­ra­tion which ear­lier this month re­vealed it had taken over the lon­grun­ning plan to re­de­velop the Tre­foil House site in Hol­loway Head. The com­pany is plan­ning a de­vel­op­ment of more than 480 apart­ments on a site which has been the tar­get of re­gen­er­a­tion since the early 1990s.

Court Col­lab­o­ra­tion founder An­thony McCourt said the chest clinic of­fered an ideal base to work from in the city cen­tre, adding that sev­eral of the apart­ments had al­ready been sold to peo­ple from Lon­don who had moved to Birm­ing­ham to work.

He said: “Birm­ing­ham is be­com­ing a very de­sir­able place to work, with the likes of HSBC and HS2 mov­ing to the city, and there is a lot of de­mand out there for high-qual­ity places to live nearby. That is why we were de­ter­mined to ac­quire the chest clinic for some time.

“We have al­ready had lots of de­mand from peo­ple mov­ing from Lon­don to Birm­ing­ham – peo­ple are snap­ping them up be­fore they even see them, nearly 70 per cent of the scheme is sold al­ready.”

The project is due for com­ple­tion in early 2018.

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A former NHS chest clinic build­ing in Birm­ing­ham’s Great Charles Street is to be con­verted into lux­ury apart­ments

> Artist’s im­pres­sion of the roof ter­race and one of the lux­ury apart­ments

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