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Hockley Mills

Hockley Mills is an exciting new mixed-use development in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham City Centre. The proposed scheme is of substantial size and will consist of a residential complex with circa 390 apartments, individual landscaped courtyard spaces, commercial office space, active retail spaces and new workshop spaces intended for jewellery design and manufacture. In addition, direct access to the Jewellery Quarter Railway Station is proposed. There is also the potential for the reuse of an existing Victorian Subway on the site for further commercial uses.

The scheme has been designed to respond to various drivers. Being situated between two historic mature planted cemeteries (Key Hill and Warstone), as well as bordering the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area, the scheme looks to reinforce each respective frontage and utilise these for attractive residential views.

The design also references the site’s previous industrial heritage, this development seeks to re-establish the lost warehouse scale, massing and architecture that used to be located on this site and that formed a critical part of understanding the Jewellery Quarter’s urban grain. By reinterpreting this architecture for living, working and leisure, and providing a gateway to rail and metro transport links, this site is an attractive proposition to the city and future residents.

External overview of build, view from sky
Hockley Mills Overview

We continue to invest throughout the UK and demonstrate the need for homes with functional space to work, alongside convenient access to local cultural and leisure amenities. The Hockley Mills development will deliver high-quality, professionally managed rental accommodation that can help to address the supply demand imbalance in Birmingham.

Dan Batterton, Senior Fund Manager BTR, LGIM Real Assets