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Dream Warehouses: The Jewellery Quarter

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 by

This week, we’ve been admiring warehouse conversions in Birmingham’s prestigious Jewellery Quarter. It’s an area steeped in industrial history. After the Great Depression scuppered trade and many iconic buildings were destroyed in the Birmingham Blitz, there seemed little hope for the Jewellery Quarter. But, after many years of decline, the area is being redeveloped – with help from English Heritage. And it’s already been transformed into a vibrant creative hub for young businesses and professionals.

Some of the Jewellery Quarter’s warehouse conversions are reminiscent of New York’s most impressive lofts. Just look at this highly desirable 3 bedroom apartment. The huge open-plan space retains its original heritage features throughout, including steel beams, concrete ceilings and bare brick walls. We love the current owner’s choice of vintage industrial pieces to complement the industrial history of the building, with vintage machinist stools and bare filament bulbs being key design features.

3 bedroom apartment, Viceroy House, £695,000, Rightmove

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We love this New York style loft apartment in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
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Beautiful wooden floors run throughout the apartment.

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Reclaimed wood flooring and exposed brick walls add to the industrial decor of the apartment
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Large crittal windows allow plenty of natural light to bounce around each expansive room.

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Traditional crittal-style windows let in plenty of natural light in this industrial bedroom
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We love the way this apartment has held onto its heritage character while channeling a cool contemporary industrial vibe.

And the design details extend beyond the apartment too. The letterboxes are one of our favourite features of this warehouse conversion!

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Traditional features run throughout this development in Viceroy House, Birmingham
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Also on the fringe of the Jewellery Quarter is the Birmingham Mint redevelopment by Junared Property Group. This highly sought-after Grade II listed building has been sensitively restored and many of its traditional features are still intact. The building is incredibly popular with Birmingham’s creative professionals.

3 bedroom house, Birmingham Mint, Birmingham, £370,000, Rightmove

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Exterior of desireable property development in The Mint Grade 2 listed building
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This 3 bedroom warehouse home boasts vaulted ceilings, original windows and exposed brick walls.

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Crittal windows and vaulted ceilings are amongst the original features included in this property in the Mint Development
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We could spend all day wandering the Jewellery Quarter and admiring the iconic warehouses. This Pickering & Mayell building on Caroline Street was built in 1913 and features a beautiful original window with gold signage. It’s seen better days (obviously), but we’re sure it won’t be long before someone gets their hands on it and returns it to its former glory.

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An old warehouse building on Caroline Street in the iconic Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham
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And take a look at this wonderful old ghost sign!

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A ghost sign spotted in the Jewellery Quarter

If you enjoyed fantasy warehouse hunting with us, take a look at our dream properties from last week, and we’ve got plenty more inspiration on Pinterest!

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