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St Joseph Homes’ first Birmingham project approved

Property firm St Joseph has been given the green light to develop a luxury waterside apartment complex at the heart of the city’s historic Gun Quarter.

The Snow Hill Wharf project, located on Shadwell Street, will see the company build 404 new homes overlooking the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

Building works are due to start on site this summer.

The Gun Quarter was originally identified as an area of regeneration in Birmingham’s Big City Plan.

In line with this, the developer is committed to building a range of modern apartments that will attract more than 700 residents and Birmingham City Council project it to bring an additional £5 million annual expenditure to the local economy.

Alongside one, two and three-bedroom apartments, the site will feature a gymnasium with a sauna and steam room, a luxury residents lounge and cinema room, and a 24/7 resident concierge.

Richard Starkey, managing director at St Joseph Homes Ltd, said: “Birmingham’s development is still in the ascendant, with record levels of both residential and commercial projects.

“While the Jewellery Quarter and Digbeth have attracted many investors, the Gun Quarter – with its rich cultural and industrial heritage - has remained a largely untapped area of huge potential.

“Our vision for Snow Hill Wharf is to create a landmark development that brings a new quality and standard of residential living to the city.

“Moreover, we are committed to the long-term delivery of a community that grows together and becomes an enviable place to live in the city centre.”

This successful planning application marks a new beginning for the St Joseph brand.

Reflecting its long-term commitment to the Midlands, the firm has recently moved its offices to Colmore Row in the heart of the Business District.

St Joseph forms part of the FTSE 100 Berkeley Group, responsible for many ambitious developments in the UK, including the £1 billion transformation of Kidbrooke Village, London.

The company’s name is inspired by the Birmingham Mayor Joseph Chamberlain, famed for his work to reform the education system in the 1860s and the business is looking to oversee similar transformation within Birmingham.

Richard added: “St Joseph is here to form a long-term partnership with Birmingham, its people and its businesses; a commitment that is echoed by our office move to Colmore Row this year, and a relationship that begins with this great news from the Birmingham City Council Planning Committee.

“We are aiming to redefine placemaking within the city and the wider West Midlands, with further developments planned across the region. l am hugely excited about the role that St Joseph will play in shaping Birmingham and the surrounding area’s residential market.”

Chris Middleton
Article by Chris Middleton
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