Birmingham’s iconic canal-side development moves one step closer to completion
The highly anticipated Port Loop development in Birmingham has welcomed its newest residents following the completion of another development phase.
Circled by Birmingham Canal Old Line and the Birmingham Canal, the island community – designed by Birmingham-based architects Glenn Howells and delivered by Urban Splash, Places for People, Canal & River Trust and Birmingham City Council – has made way for another 37 properties.
The award-winning 43-acre site offers perks to residents such as communal garden spaces and immediate access to the canal to enjoy activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding, with some home owners even choosing to commute to work on the water due to its proximity to central Birmingham.
Midlands-based building contractor Speller Metcalfe is responsible for the latest two-and-three storey ‘Brick House’ specification homes, which make up a third of the total properties delivered at Port Loop so far.
“Brick House has a traditional brick aesthetic with two tones, grey and red, to reflect the heritage of the area and they have been very popular with our customers – so much so they have totally sold out of this phase.” said Evangelina Hogan, Sales Manager for Urban Splash.
She continued: “Port Loop has been called one of the most ambitious developments in the UK, and we are proud to be delivering something different for those who want the perks of suburbia – green space, waterfront living and community – but close to the city.”
The latest addition of traditionally built three-and-four-bedroom homes have been built to an extremely high-quality standard, with a modern brick façade and internal features that are designed around making the most of light and space such as full height sliding doors, tall windows, balconies and feature skylights.
Following the handover of the latest phase, the high-demand locations means that 34 out of the 37 new properties are already occupied, with the last three going through the legal purchase process, with residents due to move in this September.
“It has been fantastic to see this historic part of the city turned into something that will create a positive impact on the area and residents for years to come, and we are delighted to have been a part of such an iconic development,” said Mark Eaton, Living Manager at Speller Metcalfe.
“Port Loop represents the next generation of housing – well-considered spaces that are built around achieving mental well-being and the benefits of community living and we look forward to seeing the next phases of the development come to fruition.”
Port Loop is already an award-winning place to live having won the ‘Best Regeneration Initiative’ at Housebuilder Awards, ‘Placemaking Project of the Year’ at Midlands Business Insider Residential Awards 2020 and ‘Best Residential Regeneration Project’ at this year’s Midlands Property Awards.