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£36m Landmark Office Redevelopment Unveiled

Plans for a new multi-million-pound office redevelopment scheme in the West Midlands have been unveiled by a leading property investment group.

Urban Village Group has received planning permission from Birmingham City Council to deliver a high-quality 247-apartment scheme for open market sale and the private rented sector (PRS).

Nick Sellman, Chief executive of Urban Village Group, states: “We are enormously excited at the prospect of transforming one of our home city’s major landmark office buildings into a fantastic development providing high-quality homes for hundreds of people.

“Work is about to get underway on the first phase. Later phases will deliver a total of 247 apartments under the existing planning consent, and we hope to eventually create 400 new homes in this magnificent building.

Originally built in the 1960s, Equipoint was previously a major office building in the area of Yardley. Today the former office building is located close to Birmingham city centre, the NEC, airport and the proposed HS2 hub – making it an ideal location for London commuters.

Highlighting the appeal of the location, Nick adds: “It will be very popular with people working in the city and those that need to travel to London or further afield by train, plane or car.”

Equipoint in Yardley, Birmingham – Under construction.

The West Midlands-based construction company Mac-group has won a £17 million contract from Urban Village Group to redevelop the 10-storey office building into a series of one- and two-bedroom apartments.

As part of the contract, Mac-Group will deliver a comprehensive renovation including the installation of all M&E services, new thermal-efficient windows, insulation and new lifts.

Work has just begun on site and completion is expected in Q2 2021.

Commenting on the development, Ray O’Sullivan, Director at Mac-Group, said: “We’ve a strong start to 2020, with our start on site for the Equipoint project,

“This is a significant development, transforming a well-known office building in a very prominent and well-connected location into much-needed homes.”

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