the Gun Quarter (sometimes referred to as St Chads and St Georges) was at the
heart of the world’s gun-manufacturing industry, but nowadays you’re more
likely to find industrial style apartments, independent breweries and up-market
You may not
have heard much about the Gun Quarter yet, but we promise you won’t be able to
get away from it in 2020. Here’s a run-down of some of the new schemes set to
be released over the next year.
Snow Hill Wharf
Wharf is a mammoth development being built on Shadwell Street by St Joseph. It will consist of 404 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a
cinema, 3 landscaped podium gardens, a gym, a steam room and a sauna!
development has proven to be very popular, the first release successfully sold
out. Buy-to-let investors are best to keep an eye on this development for any
further releases or resales – it’s going to be a hit with tenants when it
completes in 2020.
31 Cliveland Street
six-storey scheme, comprising of 52 one and two-bedroom apartments, is smaller
than Show Hill Wharf but will prove just as popular. The developers, Elevate
Property Group, are well regarded, they’re the outfit behind Concord House,
home to Birmingham’s most expensive apartment. Completion is scheduled for
48-52 Princip Street
to the already celebrated Comet Works 48-52 Princip Street is in its early
stages. It will have 26 one and two-bed apartments with a single ground floor
commercial unit. All apartments will come with added bike storage too!
many new developments on the horizon, Princip Street is fast becoming a hotspot
On the site
of a former nightclub will be a four-storey building containing 32 one, two,
three-bedroom apartments, including some duplex apartments. Developed by Queensbridge Homes, these apartments are set to be ready in 2020.
101 Bath Street
Historic Grade II listed building will be converted into 2 connected
four-storey buildings. Retaining the original features of the building, it will
become a townhouse with 4 apartments benefiting from secure parking spaces and
a cycling storage facility located in the basement.
11 different student residences currently calling the Gun Quarter home, with
another 5 set to open or be constructed in 2020. With a thriving student
population, the neighbourhood is beginning to attract a wealth of different
restaurants, bars and activities.
student homes are purpose-built student accommodation run by independent
groups, (rather than being run by Birmingham universities themselves) you will
find students of all ages and education levels here. It could mean that fewer
students are entering private rental sector properties as they now have the
choice to stay in halls for even longer. Private rented sector landlords would
be wise to ensure their properties are up to standard in terms
of decoration, condition, furnishings and appliances in order to keep up with these student accommodation
to find out who will get to call Three Snowhill home (although there are
rumours that BT may be interested…), but with neighbours like these, the new
resident will bring both jobs and people to the area.
2 will connect Birmingham with London through a new high-speed rail system,
making the journey time just 49 minutes! Work has already started taking place
around Euston and Curzon Street, bringing around 6000 new jobs with it.
headquarters is right on the border of the Gun Quarter at Two Snowhill, making
the neighbourhood perfect for Birmingham newcomers looking for homes. When the
project is completed (Phase 1 is due to open in 2028) it will enable even more
people to relocate to Birmingham from London.
Westside Metro Extension
Westside Metro Extension is well underway, with the first phase of the line
extension to Centenary Square due to open in December 2019.
currently runs from Wolverhampton to Grand Central station (via St Chads metro
stop, adjacent to the Gun Quarter). Once completed, the line will run all the
way to Hagley Road in Edgbaston. The extended tramway will be the first in the
UK to run on battery power, removing the need to fix wires to the listed
buildings along the route and reducing the environmental footprint of the
metro station on the doorstep of the Gun Quarter, commuters living here will
have no trouble getting anywhere in the city.
Quarter may be Birmingham city centre’s unsung hero right now, but give it
time, it’ll soon be vying for pole position. Landlords looking to invest in new properties simply need to take a good look here!
If you’re interested in renting,
buying or investing in the new properties around Birmingham, simply speak to
one of our lovely staff at our Colmore Row offices, on 0121 366 0456 or send us a message here.