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Seven Capital ploughs on with more city living

Property group planning more apartments in Birmingham as it continues to expand its portfolio of projects in the city

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The British Oak pub bookends the plot where Seven Capital is planning its latest residential development

Property development and investment group Seven Capital has brought forward yet more plans to build flats in Birmingham city centre.

The company, which is behind several regeneration schemes in Birmingham including the new Park Regis hotel in Broad Street, is hoping to redevelop an area known as the Wrentham Street Triangle with a project called Madison House.

The vacant and derelict land, off Bristol Street in the Southside area of the city, would house a new three to six-storey building containing 141 flats, a ground floor retail unit, parking spaces and landscaping.

It would comprise 81 one-bedroom, 59 two-bedroom and a three-bedroom apartment, 86 cycle spaces and parking for 47 cars.

Tamworth-based architecture practice Building Design Group is behind the project which will be built on land bounded by Wrentham Street, Kent Street and Gooch Street North.

Residents would benefit from its proximity to New Street station and Bullring as well as areas south of the city centre such as Edgbaston and Selly Oak, with the application site itself also bookended by two pubs - The Fountain Inn and The British Oak.

A design statement prepared for the application said: "The site has been vacant for a number of years, as with many of the other sites that surround this plot of land.

"As industries have moved out of the area, the buildings have been allowed to decline into a state of disrepair.

"Any responsible proposal to regenerate brownfield or derelict urban development land should provide a social, economic and environmental opportunity.

"The proposals for this site respond directly to the demand for housing in this area of the city. In developing this site, there will be an immediate economic uplift created by inserting a new quantifiable urban fabric into the area.

"This development would also benefit the local businesses, not least the pubs. The provision of a small retail unit will further complement the dynamics of the urban community."

Seven Capital's other current projects in Birmingham include the former Harrison Drape factory in Digbeth, to be called Fabrick Square, Swan Kettleworks in the Jewellery Quarter and One Hagley Road at Five Ways island.



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