Cordia Blackswan has completed the renovation of the listed building located in Birmingham

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2023-03-28   10:48
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Cordia Blackswan has reached another milestone in the UK with the practical completion of heritage commercial building refurbishment The Bank, located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The Bank is an important project in Cordia's local subsidiary, Cordia Blackswan’s urban regeneration vision for Great Hampton Street. The developer has restored the former Lloyds TSB Bank landmark building, offering seven high-quality commercial spaces for mixed uses, including office and retail. The Bank is located next to Cordia's other local residential project, The Gothic, the first phase of which was delivered last autumn.

Cordia Blackswan recently moved its headquarters into The Bank, while one of the building's new tenants is Garvey Demolition, which has worked closely with Cordia on a number of projects. These projects include the clearing of the neighbouring site of the 148-unit contemporary rental development The Lamp Works – where 97% of the demolished assets were reused.

With sustainability at the forefront of the design, Cordia Blackswan has improved The Bank’s energy performance rating from D to B. This is all whilst retaining and repairing a large portion of the building's original and lost features to the standing and quality of design prior to its 80s reconfiguration works, including the buff terracotta façade and large span sash windows, which contain Gothic, Renaissance and Dutch gable motifs.

András Kárpáti, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Cordia Blackswan, said: “Reaching completion on The Bank signifies the start of Cordia Blackswan’s commercial offering and reinforces our overall vision for Great Hampton Street. From the banking hall to the Cordia Blackswan office, each space within The Bank has been finished to the highest standard, with authentic features restored throughout – that’s what makes the building such a unique place to work”.

Cordia Blackswan currently has 11 active developments across the West Midlands, UK, nine of which are located in and around Great Hampton Street. Urban regeneration is at the forefront of Cordia Group’s mission, with many large-scale projects delivered or in the pipeline including Central Europe’s largest, multiple award winner city centre regeneration project, Corvin Quarter, located in Budapest, or the soon-to-be-launched Marina City, which also will be located in the Hungarian capital, on a 10-hectare brownfield site on the banks of the Danube.

As an ambitious Birmingham-based real estate development business, Cordia Blackswan are placemakers who seek to combine innovative and aspirational design practices with the benefits of scale and familiarity to create unique buildings and places in and around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Cordia Blackswan has a pipeline comprising over 1,800 homes, as well as 360,000 sq. ft space for commercial uses across the West Midlands and is actively looking for new sites across the region.