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Work to Start on West Midlands Art Masterpiece

Work has begun on a brand new £3 million development scheme that will transform a former art school into 12 luxury apartments in the West Midlands.

As revealed in March, Developers Urban Village and Key Land Developments have joined forces in a joint venture to transform ‘The Old Art School’ at Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield.

The development is being delivered by the Birmingham-based business partners Kevin Patrick Sharkey, Director of Key Land Capital PLC, and Nick Sellman, Chief Executive of Urban Village.

Commenting on the project, Kevin said: “The Old Art School really is a wonderful building, and we will be retaining as much of the original character as possible. It’s a real privilege to be able to bring life back to this historic building which has been vacant for some time.

“The development is an exciting project which will create 12 luxurious apartments in a fantastic location, walking distance from the train station and town centre.”

The Old Art School is a classic early 20th century Georgian-style building that sits within the Anchorage Road Conservation Area.

Contractors have already begun stropping out the building, and five two-bedroom and seven one-bedroom apartments will be created over four floors.

The contractors are expecting to launch two show apartments next month to showcase the development. Practical completion is anticipated by November.

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