A Grade II listed Carnegie library in Stourbridge has been converted into 22 modern town centre apartments as part of a multi-million-pound residential development.
Property developer Claremont Property Group recently completed work on The Old Libary in Hagley Road, Stourbridge town centre following a two-year conversion project.
Manjit Deol, Co-Founder of Claremont Property Group, said: “We are delighted to have completed work on the conversion of The Old Library. This project has been a labour of love, borne out of a desire to deliver high-quality, contemporary living in a way that celebrates the traditional features of an historic building. We could have embarked upon a much more typical residential development, but we wanted to breathe new life into the Old Library and provide a whole new generation of people with the opportunity to gain pleasure from spending time here.”
Built-in 1905 with funds by wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie, The Old Libary has served as both a library and an educational facility.
Over half of the one and two-bedroom apartments at the three-storey 22 apartment Edwardian building have been purchased off-plan.
Mr Deol highlighted the benefits of the development’s location, adding: “Stourbridge is an ideal base for professionals on the move and is extremely well connected by road and rail, so we expect there to be considerable interest in the remaining apartments. Living at the Old Library offers a completely unique experience and given the success of our off-plan sales, there is clearly a local demand for purchasing a slice of history.”
The conversion of the Old Library was designed by architects Corstorphine + Wright and completed by building contractor Logmoor. Interior design was by Suzanne Barnes Design Partnership.
Featured Image: (l-r) Manjit Deol and Andy Robinson of Claremont Property Group.