Former chest clinic to be turned into luxury flats
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.
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