St James Apartments

Award-winning residential conversion
  • Client: Astley Town St James
  • Location: Edgbaston
  • Sector: Conservation / Residential
  • Size: 12 duplex apartments
  • Value: £3 million
  • Status: Completed


  • RICS Awards Building Conservation | Winner | 2007
  • The Birmingham Civic SocietyRenaissance Award | Winner | 2005
  • Birmingham Post & Mail’s House Design Awards Special Design Award | Winner | 2004


Insertion of a new steel frame allowed the creation of double height spaces admitting daylight right into the centre of this redundant church.

New apartments are arranged to take advantage of the Victorian gothic detail and to produce modern airy spaces. The project was completed to acclaim winning a Civic Trust award amongst others, both for the quality of conservation and conversion