Work in Progress

New Build Luxury Apartments and Commercial Unit on St Paul's Square

Currently in for planning, we aim to transform an empty car park site located on the corner of the prestigious St Paul’s Square in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.


As the last empty plot on the Square, context demanded a strong, signature corner building which is contemporary but reflects the Victorian and industrial heritage of the Jewellery Quarter.

The building will compromise of a ground floor commercial unit, and four 2-bed luxury apartments.

Workplace Refurbishment in Jewellery Quarter

We are currently working on the refurbishment of an office building in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

The aim is to completely transform the workplace, which covers 4 floors including a basement of a Grade II listed building, and requires both external and internal improvements. 

The design is based on modern industrialism to reflect the former character of the building. The new layout intends to enable the client to improve its work environment by facilitating co-working, improving break-out areas for employees and improving communication between the different departments

Albion Court, Jewellery Quarter

This project involves the full refurbishment of Albion Court in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, a building which had previously had permission for residential units.


The scheme is designed to create an exciting workplace by combining traditional workplace qualities with new ways of working. The design allows for discreet office suites and/or floors but also collaborative working spaces. The key feature is a new atrium/courtyard space with a glazed roof which provides a dynamic break out area. 

Workspace on Great Hampton Street

The project finally brings to live this fantastic linear space which has sat empty on the ground floor of New Hampton Lofts since its redevelopment in the late 1990s.


The design is for a new communal entrance with a flexible office suite on one side and a space for a restaurant on the other. A new mezzanine floor within the office space will generate more floor space and value whilst the location of core services and toilets will provide the maximum flexibility.

Home Refurb and Extension

We have recently received planning permission for this home refurbishment and rear extension in Birmingham.

Family Home Re-design, Private Client

We were commissioned by the client to dramatically refurbish the family home, including significant external improvements. 

Planning permission has been gained, and we are about to commence the working drawings for the project.

Contemporary House Re-design, Edgbaston

We are currently working on the contemporary re-design of a domestic house in Edgbaston, Birmingham, transforming an original 1970s style house into a modern family home.

More space will be generated within the property, and improve the living areas. Large windows, particularly at the back, will make the most of the garden area, and natural daylight coming through the house.

Extension and Renovation, Jewellery Quarter

This domestic project is a bespoke extension and renovation of a Grade II listed live/work property. We have kept the original ratio of a 50/50 mix between live and work space, designed in a way to best utilise the space available.


Nooks within the apartment will create sheltered, more private spaces such as bathrooms and study area, and the ‘jewel’ like Corten extension will provide further work space to the ground floor. The design of the extension reflects the property's history of metal working, in particular metal sculptors.

House Extension, Nottingham

We recently worked on the design, building regulations package, and interior finishes for a single story extension to an existing family home in Nottingham.


The idea is to modernise the current home, by creating an extension which will contain a new kitchen and dining area, with modern features and finishes. 

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