The Lampworks, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

The Lampworks comprises 129 apartments & duplexes across five contemporary new buildings, alongside the rejuvenation of historic builds & the creation of ground-floor commercial uses.

The Lampworks

Jewellery Quarter


B18 5NY

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Artists impression of The Lamp Works by BPN Architects.


Developer: Cordia Blackswan

Architect: BPN Architects

Project Manager: PMP Consultants

Planning Consultant: Arcadis

Structural Engineer: Couch Consulting

Demolition Contractor: Garvey Demolition 

Principal Contractor: TBA


In brief

The Lamp Works will be redeveloped to offer 129 apartments and duplexes in 5 new buildings of 4-5 storeys, with the rejuvenation of historic builds, and the creation of ground floor commercial facing onto Great Hampton Street.

Featuring a mixture of one-, two- & three-bedroom apartments in 2-6 person accommodation, the industrial heritage of The Lamp Works site, sitting as it does on a main thoroughfare into Birmingham City Centre, is reflected in the design of the buildings and materials used.

Residential amenities - including central courtyards, outdoor spaces, shared lounges, a studio and communal diner/kitchen and co-working areas - would be formed alongside a centrally placed steel frame to one of the building’s that would give a subtle nod to the area’s proud history.

30-33 Great Hampton Street - otherwise known as The Blue Nile restaurant, facing onto Great Hampton Street - would also be given a new lease of life and refurbished with new traditional shopfronts, windows & a fully restored roof. The upper floors would then contain 4 spacious (1-2 bed) apartments, with a unit benefiting from a first-floor terrace.

17 vehicular spaces, including 8 EV charging points, and 132 secure cycles, would serve the development.

Artists impression of The Lamp Works by BPN Architects.

Artists impression of The Lamp Works by BPN Architects.

Artists impression of The Lamp Works by BPN Architects.

Artists impression of The Lamp Works by BPN Architects.

Design and layout of The Lamp Works - image by BPN Architects.


The story so far 


March 2021

Photography by Stephen Giles.

Photography by Stephen Giles


August 2021

Demolition work at the site for The Lampworks continues.

Photography by Cordia Blackswan. 

Photography by Cordia Blackswan. 


To be continued ....

Project dates

03 Jun 2021 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


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Jonathan Bostock

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