A Birmingham-based property developer is inviting local people, community organisations and businesses to engage with the naming of its site at 22a Great Hampton Street.
Cordia Blackswan takes pride in placing the community at the heart of its development approach and is asking the public to share their favourite name to ensure that they feel part of the longstanding legacy of this Jewellery Quarter site.
It is currently converting the building – which was a former Lloyds bank – into a range of offices with the developer taking space on the first floor for its own headquarters
The 15,000 sq ft building will feature a range of offices and cafes for local business and the community to utilise. Cordia Blackswan also intends to fully refurbish a basement vault into a music venue as part of the renovation.
Cordia Blackswan is encouraging local people, Jewellery Quarter lovers, community organisations and businesses across the city to follow it on Instagram on Twitter, and comment on their favourite name from the shortlist on Instagram, to be entered into a prize draw and have the chance of winning £100.
Marcus Hawley, managing director of Cordia Blackswan, said: “We take great pride in ensuring we keep our communities at the front of our minds and want them to feel that the work we’re delivering truly does have a positive impact on the wider setting. All too often the community can feel disassociated and disconnected from developments and we would love the local community to let us know their favourite name for 22a.
“The names on our shortlist reference the site’s rich history, and we are looking for an identity that will resonate with the local community and reflect the character and history of the Jewellery Quarter and wider city.
“The move to this fantastic, Grade II listed building provides some fantastic opportunities for us, providing a showcase for our development approach and the high quality that people can expect of our work.
“The redevelopment of 22a Great Hampton Street is a prime example of our ongoing commitment to support and bring new life to this key route into the Jewellery Quarter.
“We look forward to sharing our Great Hampton Street story and the vision to help it reach its full potential that we have crafted alongside organisations including Birmingham City Council and the JQ BID.”
The works at 22a Great Hampton Street are expected to be complete by the end of the year.