Warstone Lane, Birmingham

Location:

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Completion Date:

June, 2011

Client:

Morris Homes / Heart of England PCT

Project Value:

£15 million

Summary:

IDP were appointed to design and deliver this £15million mixed-use urban village scheme, inclusive of over 160 apartments, an 11,000sqft Primary Care Centre and a Pharmacy.

Located in a heritage setting, the Warstone Lane site sits within the wider ‘Industrial Fringe’ character area of the internationally significant Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area, Birmingham.

The site is confined in its rear extremities by existing industrial workings and factories, whilst numerous listed buildings form boundaries and abutments to the site. The area is a highly dense mix of small and medium size enterprise’s still working in the manufacture of jewellery.

The high proportion of significant Victorian manufactures display specific characteristics in form, scale and architectural language that are highly unique to the location.