Plans for mixed-use residential Kent Street redevelopment revealed

June 12th 2018

The Gooch Estate has agreed to grant a long lease to Prosperity Kent Street Limited, this being conditional on planning permission for a 12-storey development being secured. Details of the proposed redevelopment at 16 Kent Street, on its corner with Lower Essex Street, being the former offices of the British Association of Social Workers and the Davenports Dares Bar in Birmingham’s Southside area, are revealed in the planning application submitted  to Birmingham City Council. The proposed scheme comprises 116 residential units, 2 ground floor commercial units, one of which is designated for a craft beer bar.

The Gooch Estate were represented by Beth Margetson at solicitors Emms Gilmore Liberson and by Charles Gillett of managing agents, Pennycuick Collins, who said:

“We fully support the proposals for Kent Street which will help further regenerate this thriving and prominent part of Birmingham. There is significant demand for high quality residential accommodation in the Southside district and along with the plans for commercial space, this scheme, which represents the next wave of development rippling out from the City, will bring strong economic and social benefits to the area.”

Joe Billingham, founder of Prosperity Developments, added:

“Kent Street is located in one of the most exciting locations of the city, which continues to attract young professionals, families and tourists as both a residential and leisure destination. We are excited to be bringing this high quality proposal to the market, which will vastly improve the area.”