We’re no stranger to redevelopments in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, and just when we thought it was going quiet on that scene, plans are being discussed over the conversion of a St Paul’s Square office building!
Plans to convert 63 St Paul’s Square into a restaurant and flats will be adding the nightlife of the Quarter.
The Grade-II listed office building located in St Paul’s Square on the corner of Ludgate Hill has yet to have many details released about this project as no end occupier has been named.
The Space Studio, a Quarter based architecture agency, will be working on the project.
The restaurant is set to feature in a new commercial unit on the ground floor, with a dining area and servery, a section for the staff in the basement, along with a one-bedroom flat on both the first and second floor.
St Paul’s Square remains to be a lively place for commercial and residential use, and the addition of a new restaurant will be a great one, complementing the successful venues dotted about the square, with the likes of The Rectory, The Jam House, Ropewalk, Pasta di Piazza (another venue set to undergo an expansion) and more!
A heritage statement had been prepared fo the application outlining the building’s development in the late 1890’s.
The architect of the building was the infamous Sydney Allcock. The statement claimed that the building later became a Barclays branch, then proceeded to be converted into offices.
Concluding the report: “This scheme is considered to have no adverse impact on the fabric, character or significance of the listed building.
“The proposed changes are considered to be well designed and proportionate as well as respecting the basic character of the building and having no visual impact on the character of the conservation area.”