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Office block transformed in £14m build-to-rent development

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Liz Foley
25 August 2021

The transformation of a West Midlands office block into 69 high quality apartments in a £14 million build-to-rent development has been completed by developer Urban Village Group. Demand for the one and two-bedroom apartments at Four Oaks House, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, has been so high that all have been let within just a few months of going on the market. The landmark office building has been transformed into high quality apartments, for the private rented sector, over four floors, with an impressive roof terrace and secure car parking.

Led by chief executive Nick Sellman, Birmingham-based Urban Village Group is an investment and development business with a portfolio of developments across the UK.

Nick said: “It’s extremely satisfying to see what was once a repurposed office building now transformed into an exciting new residential development. We have brought a fresh lease of life to this high-profile building.

“It’s great to see that all apartments have been let in the space of just over three months, which really is an amazing vote of confidence in the homes we have created.

“Four Oaks House is a great place for people to work, rest and play. The location is outstanding, being just a stone’s throw from Four Oaks train station, and a short walk to Sutton Park. The many shops, bars, restaurants and community facilities at Mere Green are also nearby.”

Adam Faulkner, executive director of Urban Village Group, said: “Despite what has been a difficult period for the whole country, we have successfully met challenges head-on and our business is thriving. We are completing developments and have many new projects in the pipeline.

“We are continuing to grow our portfolio of properties in the private rented sector and will therefore be pursuing more development opportunities across the country.”


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