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Developers deliver £3m art school masterpiece

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Liz Foley
8 January 2020

A £3 million conversion of a former art school into 12 luxury apartments in the West Midlands has been completed, developers Urban Village Capital announced today.

The six-month redevelopment has breathed new life into the Old Art School, in Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield.  The Old Art School is a Georgian-style building constructed in the early 20thcentury. It sits within the Anchorage Road Conservation Area. Five two-bedroom and seven one-bedroom high specification apartments have been created over four floors. Character features of the Grade II listed building, next to Bishop Vesey Grammar School and BMet College, have been retained.  The two businessmen are already working together on several projects including the £15 million Knights House office-to-residential conversion in Sutton Coldfield, which includes 63 apartments with 12 penthouses with views over Sutton Park.  Kevin said: “The Old Art School really is a wonderful building and we have retained as much of the original character as possible. It has been a real privilege to be able to bring life back to this historic building which was vacant for some time. The development is an exciting project which includes 12 luxurious apartments in a fantastic location, walking distance from the train station and town centre.”  Urban Village Capital has identified Sutton Coldfield as a key location in its investment and development strategy.  Kevin added: “The demand for luxury apartments in a central location is strong, and we believe the Old Art School will appeal enormously to investors and owner-occupiers.”


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