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Aug 2014

‘It’s time for business to promote Harborne’ with Neil Edginton Chair, Harborne Business Association

Successful local businesses serving their local community will always be at the core of any effort to help the modern High Street survive and thrive. Over the past two years, during my work at The School Yard, I have come to know many High Street retail shop owners and to relish the fabulous food and drink of ‘The Harborne Mile.’ But the customers who are the food and drink of retailers don’t appear magically overnight. A high street needs to promote itself. And that’s where the Harborne Business Association, or HBA, can help. It’s becoming a popular association with more …read more


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Jul 2014

New cafe that’s full of character

The Boston Tea Party staged a memorable early evening party to mark the opening of their 15th café-bar at The School Yard in Harborne.  Following a ten-week build, the new café unit has been transformed into a beautifully designed space that can seat 100 guests inside, with a further 50 outside in a private walled garden at the Grade II listed landmark. The walled space used to be the garden of the Victorian school building’s headmaster’s house. The opening has created 43 jobs, and over its first weekend BTP ran three invite only sessions in which over 350 local residents …read more


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Mar 2014

Government advisor to set up The School Yard’s Food School

EDG Property is delighted to have secured an exciting Food School for The School Yard with Government advisory and businesswoman, Shaleen Meelu. Cooking classes and support for food entrepreneurs will be on offer at Harborne Food School. The school will have a training room and a demonstration area where Ms Meelu plans to bring in chefs and farmers to give talks on food-related issues and a private dining area, which can be hired out for corporate events. The deal means The School Yard, at Grade II Listed Clock Tower, is now fully let with Boston Tea Party recently taking the …read more


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Jan 2014

Second phase of £5.5m Harborne clock tower development revealed

Plans for the second phase of a £5.5 million development in a leafy Birmingham suburb have been unveiled after a city architect won a competition for the contract. Developer EDG Property has submitted proposals for 12 homes as part of the wider scheme which will see the conversion of the prominent clock tower building in Harborne High Street. City firm Bryant Priest Newman Architects was selected to draw up the blueprint for the £2.7 million work after winning a competition which saw more than a dozen different proposals submitted. EDG Property managing director Neil Edginton said plans were submitted last …read more


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Dec 2013

Harborne landmark celebrates milestone with carols by candlelight

Local developers EDG Property have reached a major milestone at The School Yard scheme in Harborne as the first phase completes. Marked with a celebratory, festive event held in the new central courtyard at the heart of the £5m development, Christmas cheer was the order of the day as local school children from The Blue Coat School performed carols by candlelight. Playing on the scheme’s original use as a school, local glitterati, including Harborne residents, traders and business people were welcomed by the “headmaster” as they enjoyed the Christmas market atmosphere with mulled wine, stalls and more entertainment from a …read more