An authentic destination

Hockley Mills, The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Integrating a modern, residential led destination into a heritage environment to meet a City’s rising demands.

A key mixed-use development of 395 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a new railways station entrance, 116 car parking spaces and 28,00 sq. ft of flexible commercial space for retails, leisure and offices.

Project structure: A Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures project forward funded by Legal & General's BTR fund with Sir Robert McAlpine as the main contractor.

Our role: Developer and Development Manager leading the financing and ensuring the successful delivery.


A destination made for people – a space with authenticity at its core.  

The Jewellery Quarter is described as a national treasure. Indeed, the city treasures its unique structures, history and vibrant community. Integrating a new destination into this environment requires empathy, creativity and authenticity.  

By listening to communities, we defined a placemaking approach that embeds new buildings that reference local industrial heritage and re-establish an architectural style. By reinterpreting the space for living, working and leisure and providing a gateway to transport links, the site will be an attractive lifestyle proposition.   

The scheme will complete in 2023 and contribute significantly to Birmingham’s rising demand for quality, professionally managed rental homes. And critically, preserve the heritage and sense of ownership of The Jewellery Quarter by the City. 

Collage of progress photographs taken at Hockley Mills

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