Planning submitted for transformation of Jewellery Quarter site

A prominent site in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is set to be transformed, with planning submitted for the redevelopment of Cornwall House.

Property developer HBD has revealed plans that will see the site completely redeveloped, creating 95 individually designed apartments in one of the city’s most sought after areas. The new building will also include ground floor commercial space which will add to the area’s existing leisure offer.

The building, designed by BPN Architects, is influenced by the city’s heritage and history, featuring glazed terracotta facades; inspiration from Birmingham’s bold use of the material.

Simon Raiye of HBD, said: “This scheme will deliver 95 new apartments in one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods – design and quality will be the absolute focus. Both the design and our plans for the site have been really well received and we’re looking forward to getting started.”

The developer has incorporated several changes following the consultation exercise which have enhanced the design, including the introduction of a glazed break in the façade.

HBD’s diverse, UK-wide portfolio includes office space and logistics, through to residential innovation and award-winning heritage projects. In addition to its Birmingham base, HBD also has offices in London, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow.