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Kings Crescent Homes secures £16.5m Paragon funding for Jewellery Quarter development

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Kings Crescent Homes has secured a £16.5 million finance package from Paragon Development Finance to support its latest scheme in Birmingham’s vibrant Jewellery Quarter.

The funding will support the acquisition of the site on Legge Lane and the subsequent development of 100 one and two-bedroom apartments.

The scheme, which will be named Scholar’s Quarter, is located next to Kings Crescent Homes’ Copperworks development, with Phase 1 on that site due to complete in the first half of 2022.

Despite its exceptional location within the Jewellery Quarter, the cleared Scholar’s site has remained unused since it ceased industrial use in the 1970s when it was a series of brass works, including Albion Works and Wellington Works.

The 100 residential units will be located within seven interconnected buildings, each with its own character so the scheme appears as an organic development within the Jewellery Quarter.

Work on Scholar’s Quarter will commence imminently and is expected to be completed in 2023. The deal was led on behalf of Paragon by Relationship Director Rebecca Murphy and Portfolio Manager Josh Pedder. Advisors on the deal included Knight Frank, Thomson Snell LLP & Passmore, and Pride Consulting IMS.

Nick Harvey-Jones, Director and Co-Founder of Kings Crescent Homes, said: “2022 is an exciting year for Birmingham, especially as it hosts the Commonwealth Games. Generally, there’s a real buzz about the city due to the massive ongoing infrastructure developments connecting it quicker to London and other major northern cities, and of course the big regeneration projects, such as Paradise Circus, close to the site and completing in the next few years.

“With Phase 1 of the Copperworks completing in early 2022, and already 80% sold, we’re excited to start work on the Scholar’s Quarter scheme, which we’re confident will be equally as popular. Scholar’s will showcase a design full of wonderful quirks that the Jewellery Quarter is famous for, in what we believe is the most desirable place to live in Birmingham.”

He added: “The team at Paragon Development Finance were, once again, supportive and fully understood our requirements. They are straightforward to deal with and deliver what they say they will deliver.”

Rebecca Murphy said: “Kings Crescent Homes is building an excellent reputation for delivering high quality projects that are perfectly suited to their target demographic. The Jewellery Quarter is a treasured area of Birmingham and within a conservation zone. Developments need to be sympathetic to the history of the area and this scheme certainly delivers.” 

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Notes to editors:

Paragon Bank provides competitive property development finance up to the value of £35 million across England and Wales. Paragon Bank Development Finance Limited is a member of the Paragon Banking Group which is a FTSE 250 group based in Solihull in the West Midlands. Established in 1985, Paragon Banking Group has over £12 billion of assets under management and manages over 450,000 customer accounts. Paragon Development Finance Limited. Registered in England number 03901943. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QJ.

Paragon Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 05390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551