KINGS NORTON FIRE STATION APARTMENTS DESTINED FOR NEW LEASE OF LIFE

An historic apartment building originally built to accommodate firefighters in Kings Norton has been placed on the market for residential redevelopment.

The property on Pershore Road South is located adjacent to Kings Norton Fire Station, and dates back to the 1930s, providing an attractive opportunity for developers keen to restore it to its former residential use.

KINGS NORTON FIRE STATION APARTMENTS DESTINED FOR NEW LEASE OF LIFE

Residential land agents at Harris Lamb have been instructed to sell the three-storey building, which is set on a 3,358 sq ft site and for more than 80 years, housed firefighters based at the station and their families.

James Willcock, of the Residential Land team, said: “This attractive building has an office configuration on the ground floor with the upper levels retaining their original apartment use, despite being vacant for around 20 years when the last firefighter’s family vacated. Thanks to its prominent position in a busy local centre, its excellent transport links and convenient access to local amenities, it represents a fantastic opportunity. As such, we are expecting a lot of interest from developers keen to restore the building and capitalise on the demand for property within the West Midlands.

“The 4,339 sq ft building comprises of three floors with a staircase tower at the rear leading to open-air balcony landings on each floor. Each floor is divided into two three-bedroom flats, and while the ground floor accommodation has most recently been utilised as offices, it can easily be returned it its original residential use to provide a six-apartment development within easy reach of Birmingham City Centre,” he said.

The building’s prominent position on one of the main routes into Birmingham city centre sets it apart as prime commuter-belt real estate, both because of its location opposite Kings Norton railway station – which is on the cross-city line and forms a major commuter route into the city – and due to its proximity to Junction 2 of the M42, thereby providing easy access to the wider Midlands motorway network.

James added: “Demand for high quality accommodation for professionals and students is at a peak right now, and we are confident that there will be a number of developers keen to be responsible for bringing this building back into residential use,” said James.

The building is available freehold, with price available on application.

Contact James at james.willcock@harrislamb.com for further information.