Enjoy a leading-edge lifestyle in this new addition to the already-vibrant area of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The transformation of Caroline Street from a sleepy commercial zone to being part of today’s thriving urban village is all but complete!
St Paul’s Chambers joins nearby Sterling House and St Paul’s Place as yet another impressive city-centre development from award-winning local developer,
Chord Properties Ltd.
The entire Jewellery Quarter area is entering a new era of urban chic (with amenities to match). And yet, the leafy oasis of St Paul’s Square – Birmingham’s last-remaining Georgian square and only a short stroll from Caroline Street – lends an air of tranquillity to the area.
When it comes to city-centre living, there’s no doubting that St Paul’s Chambers ticks all the boxes. This new, purpose-built block boasts a timeless presence that blends perfectly with the prestigious properties nearby.
All eight suites come with outstanding specifications as standard, whilst easy access to wide-ranging local amenities will sit comfortably with your own lifestyle choices.
Life is sweet in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Its 300 acres in the Hockley area may be just minutes away from the city-centre, with all its amenities – from shopping to sporting attractions, educational facilities and much more –
but you wouldn’t know it!
The Jewellery Quarter has its own self-contained ambience – hence the affectionate nickname: ‘Birmingham’s Gem’. There’s a buzz about the place – by day and by night – which is something you’ll appreciate when you live at St Paul’s Chambers.
It was history that gave the locality its unique character, and this lives on in the 400-plus businesses that are still involved with jewellery-making today.
The day-time economy was given a welcome boost with a series of recent regeneration initiatives by the City Council, local businesses and the Jewellery Quarter community – not to mention the deep commitment of Chord Properties to developing the area’s potential.
Today, the Jewellery Quarter is a magnet for creative and media businesses, as well as the city’s more progressive professional firms.
The star of the show is undoubtedly Jools Holland’s famous ‘Jam House’ venue where you can eat, drink and dance the night away to the sounds of live jazz, blues and rock.
Also within minutes of St Paul’s Chambers is a choice of more than 30 restaurants, cafés and bars – an amazing concentration of venues that cater for all tastes.
St Paul’s Chambers is just a 15-minute walk from Birmingham city centre where you’ll discover amazing shopping opportunities at places like The Bullring (never forgetting the specialist shops on your doorstep in the Jewellery Quarter).
Railway stations (for both mainline and local services) are also within easy walking distance, whilst the country’s entire road and motorway system is only minutes away by car.
At St Paul’s Chambers, you’ll be living in a special place where great care has been taken to create an exceptional city-living environment in a prestigious location.
The scene is set outside the apartments with a stunning new avenue of trees running along a central reservation on Caroline Street. This innovative urban scheme was agreed by the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust and part- financed by Chord Properties.
Quality materials and high-end specifications have been used in every aspect of St Paul’s Chambers. The self-assured architectural style of the building’s façade, for example, reflects the attention to detail lavished on the interior of every apartment.
The energy-efficient system-build construction combines with aesthetically pleasing cladding in red and contrasting grey brickwork. Likewise, attractive aluminium windows further add to the building’s low-maintenance credentials.
Specialist lighting features to both the front and rear of the apartments maximise their prestige, safety and security. Also at the rear, the inner courtyard provides secure parking for every property
Eight thoroughly modern apartments in an energy-efficient building that’s ‘secure
Every aspect of the design and build at St Paul’s Chambers has been carefully thought through. From the energy-efficient, well-insulated green construction, to the attention to detail you will find in all the interior specifications - each of the eight apartments in this impressive development is a masterpiece.
Seven two-bed/two-bathroom properties range in size from 1,300 to 1,400 sq ft and occupy the middle three floors of this five-storey block. The entire top floor (and part of the third floor) is occupied by a substantial penthouse-style duplex apartment of 3,300 sq ft. The ground floor area has been allocated for commercial use.
The penthouse is a prestigious property with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Rooftop accommodation features dramatic full-height windows and a large terrace with views towards St Paul’s Square. When you factor in the other attributes of St Paul’s Chambers, this is very much a property for a buyer with impeccable taste!
Detailed specifications to be found in all apartments include designer kitchens by Keffler (with stone or granite work-tops), together with a range of high-end white goods by NEFF or Siemens in the separate utility rooms. Bathrooms and ensuites feature the VITRA designer range of luxury fixtures and fittings.
Quality flooring materials include ceramics for bathroom areas; natural stone in the hall; carpets in the bedrooms; and a range of optional finishes for the lounge and dining rooms. The windows are of timber construction with aluminium cladding to the exterior, whilst the internal doors are in oak veneer.
Energy consumption is kept to a minimum with excellent insulation throughout, underfloor gas heating, and lighting which uses low-energy LED fittings. Likewise, ‘security by design’ maximises the security in every detail of every property. This is enhanced by video intercoms in all apartments.
In addition, fire and smoke alarms are installed throughout. All common areas are tastefully decorated and there are carpets on the stairs to minimise noise. Stunning ceramic flooring and large mirrors are to be found in the entrance lobby from where a quiet hydraulic lift provides access to all floors.
Chord Properties Ltd are well-established West Midlands’ developers whose reputation for high quality work has won them a string of prestigious building industry awards.
The company’s senior partners have many years’ experience of handling urban regeneration and mixed-use development schemes, particularly in the Birmingham area.
Recent projects range from the redevelopment of major office accommodation to the building of city centre apartments and luxury detached homes.
Chord acquired the site in 2003 and won planning permission in 2004 for what was then an adventurous architectural development. This impressive architectural design has set the standard for others to follow in the Jewellery Quarter. The JQ1 development has provided 42 apartments over 4 levels with 7,000 sq ft of commercial space and 51 parking spaces. The site was successfully completed with all apartments and commercial units sold in 2007. The contractor was Laser Build.
The site was acquired in 2003 to convert existing approvals and provide 78 apartments, together with units and 62 parking spaces. Chord designed and project managed the site whilst the building work was completed by Chase Midland Construction. Investors purchased the site in 2005.
St Paul's Place
This award-winning re-development has created 147 luxury apartments and 25,400 sq ft of prime office space at one of Birmingham’s most prestigious addresses. Located on the leafy St Paul’s Square, notable tenants were quickly attracted to the superbly appointed office suites which easily match the best properties in Birmingham. Similarly, the spacious apartments, with accommodation over five levels, boast specifications which are second-to-none. With views over the leafy expanses of the city’s last-remaining Georgian square, St Paul’s Place is unparalleled anywhere in Birmingham.
This magnificent refurbishment of a former retail store in the Jewellery Quarter comprises nine exclusive shell lofts which range in size from 1,000 to 2,000 sq ft. Sterling House adjoins St Paul’s Chambers on Caroline Street where residents at both addresses benefit from the softer ambience created by tree landscaping along the road’s new central reservation.
The growing involvement of Chord in substantial Jewellery Quarter schemes is cementing the company’s reputation throughout the city and beyond.
At St Paul’s Chambers, for example, Chord worked closely with Birmingham City Council in the financing and planting of trees down a new central reservation on Caroline Street to transform the local environment.