Birmingham is the UK’s property hotspot!
With the city set to benefit from substantial infrastructure investment, in particular the HS2 high-speed rail line to London scheduled to open in 2026, this reflects a trend seen in a number of European regional centres by offering good value for investors. Birmingham’s relative value is also bringing occupiers to its office market, with global bank HSBC moving its retail division to the city, taking a 20,000 square metre pre-let at 2 Arena Central in 2015. In addition, rising rents and a dwindling supply of good quality space have prompted several developers to start building or refurbishing offices.
We are huge advocates of this city (obviously being based here) and all that it has to offer both residents and visitors. Birmingham is a beautiful city, the buildings, the views, the people, the food – Birmingham is a hugely diverse city steeped in a deep, cultural heritage.
There is nowhere better to live in the UK right now than right here in Birmingham. So here are our top picks for the best residential developments in Birmingham:
Ludgate Lofts is an exclusive warehouse conversion development of just 31 luxury New York loft style apartments located on the corner of Ludgate Hill in close proximity to popular St Pauls Square, the Jewellery Quarter & financial district.
Each apartment has an interesting mix of features including high ceilings, exposed Brickwork, quirky bed decks & high level mezzanine storage areas.
Some Ground floor apartments include large private patio areas & higher up on the penthouse floor duplex apartments with large terraces including views over the City.
The Cube is a world-class destination standing tall across the city’s skyline. This outstanding 25-storey structure includes an impressive mix of prime office, retail and restaurant spaces, luxury apartments, a boutique hotel, exclusive canal side restaurants, skyline champagne bar, luxury spa facilities, and the UK’s largest automated car park.
High profile names established at The Cube include Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill, The Club & Spa, Rodizio Rico Brazilian restaurant, Bardolino pizzeria, Shogun Teppanyaki, Madeleine fine coffee house and Hotel Indigo.
Perfectly situated in the heart of the city, The Cube is next to The Mailbox and a few minutes walk from the convention centre, The Bullring, Brindley Place and Grand Central Station.
King Edwards Wharf
King Edwards Wharf is a landmark in the heart of the city’s booming Convention Quarter. Comprising of apartments and penthouses overlooking the canal network Brindley Loop with a striking mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles.
Located just a short canal walk away from the International Convention Centre, Barclaycard Arena and Brindley Place offering a wide range of restaurants, offices and cultural amenities. The development incorporates breath taking design and characteristics with extensive balconies offering fantastic views across the canal waterways.
New Hampton Lofts
Converted around the Millennium, the old Lucas Building now houses some of the most spacious properties in Birmingham. These vary in layout and size, but tend to follow the ‘Manhattan’ Style loft living, with steel beams, RSJ’s and exposed brickwork these are usually very individual properties. They always rent and sell well, and the penthouse properties on the third and fourth floors are occasionally duplex properties and benefit from large terraces with views of the City.
Styled on the ‘Flat-Iron’ building in New York, this development is in the Chinese Quarter and is extremely popular because of its central location and security as the development has a 24 hour concierge on site. It is a well maintained block and this adds to the desirability of the properties.
The main reason this building stands out though are down to some of the views offered, as the curved building exterior allows for some stunning views as you get higher up. The views are over towards Digbeth from this side through a curved glass window, and on the other sides of the property you can see the City centre and out over Edgbaston. Unfortunately there are only 8 of these in the entire development so they’re a rare property to find.
Amazon and Wexler Lofts
Offering the most variety of all apartment blocks, almost all of the properties are completely unique. The building itself was converted in the early 2000’s, and all of the original plots were sold as shells with the freedom to work with the property as though it were a blank canvas. Much like New Hampton Lofts, there are original features galore and plenty of variety in the properties, ranging from 1 bedroom loft-style studios, through to large 3 bed triplex properties.