A previous textile factory in Birmingham has been renovated and transformed into an extraordinary living space. The industrial location has an impressive CV with guests such as Stephen Spielberg. And now, you can become the next owner; welcome to the ‘Compound’!
Former Textile Factory Converted into a Modern Home
The former textile factory in Birmingham has been completely remodeled in 2012 by the renowned local developer Javelin Block. His focus for renovations is to bring disused buildings back to life – all while honoring their former use. With minimal intervention as a driving factor in the design concept, the façade of the building has been left untouched keeping the same look on street-level. As a result, the ‘Compound’ still fits perfectly into the surrounding buildings. The modern home offers a series of exciting residential and creative workspaces over 8942 square feet (830.7 m²).
Original Details and Triple-height Ceilings
When entering the ‘Compound’ the first thing you notice is the fantastic scale and volume of the space. The triple-height gabled ceilings of 35 meters with long panels of skylights ensure a fantastic and light atmosphere. At one side of the courtyard, you’ll find one of the several self-contained living spaces, accessed via a spiral staircase. Opposite, you’ll find a breath-taking curtain of black, steel-framed Crittal-windows that span the entire length of the space and separates the inner courtyard from the residential areas. With the internal accommodation spanning across multiple levels, it’s a place for exploration and creativity.
The interior has an ambitious, fun, and theatrical spirit. Adding to the authentic feel are artifacts from the original textile factory. In addition, reclaimed prison doors have been installed. In combination with exposed brick walls and copper lights, the location has a raw yet luxurious feel.
Photo Location and Famous Guests
The ‘Compound’ consists of three self-contained living spaces, an artist’s studio, office, speak-easy bar, and a 25-seat cinema. Due to its unique style, it’s been home to an impressive portfolio of location shoots. Furthermore, it hosted some of the industry’s leading figures, including Stephen Spielberg.
- Location: Water Street, Birmingham (UK)
- Size: 8942 sq ft / 830.7 sq m (Excluding Voids)
- Architect: Javelin Block
- For sale:£2,750,000 (USD 3.828.994,77)