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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


15
Nov 2013

School Yard residential design gets started

Creative juices are flowing this week at The School Yard following the launch of EDG Property’s architectural design competition for the new-build residential aspect of Harborne’s Clock Tower scheme. The School Yard judging panel, having conducted a series of interviews, shortlisted five architectural practices of which three proceeded to second-round assessment and two have been invited to pitch for the design of Phase 2 of this landmark destination. EDG Property was delighted to brief professional firms ADP and Bryant Priest Newman Architects who are now working towards mid-point interviews and then final concept presentations on 6th December. The new-build residential …read more


25
Jul 2013

Performance beyond compliance

GF Tomlinson has been awarded a ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ certificate by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, in recognition of The School Yard project’s achievement. The aim of the Scheme is to improve the image of construction. All registered sites are monitored and those who are performing at the highest levels are rewarded. The School Yard’s main contractor scored well in each of the five assessment categories; Enhancing the Appearance, Respecting the Community, Protecting the Environment, Securing everyone’s Safety and Caring for the Workforce. Neil Edginton, Director of EDG Property said; “The School Yard’s High Street location makes for a logistically difficult …read more


14
May 2013

Sales success at The School Yard demonstrates purchaser appetite

Sales success has been announced at EDG Property’s School Yard scheme in Harborne following an exclusive, private release of boutique apartments and townhouses to early registrants. Due to demand, 25 per cent of the homes at the mixed use scheme were specifically released at priority event – and all were snapped up in one week. Purchasers have been attracted by the unique nature of the scheme which embraces both the heritage of the listed clock tower and the contemporary new build of the residential building. The boutique homes boast some enviable features including private rooftop terraces and zen gardens alongside …read more


30
Apr 2013

Historic clock winds up for first time in decades at The School Yard

The original 150 year old clock which has marked time for Harborne residents since the late 1800s has been fully refurbished with ground-breaking horological technology as part of a £30,000 restoration programme. Originally manufactured by John Smith and Sons of Derby (now known as Smith of Derby), the restoration of the clock at Harborne Clock Tower has been completed by the same firm. The works to the listed tower and the clocks are part of the £5m The School Yard scheme by EDG Property, which will see the redevelopment of the historic school building into restaurants and a new residential …read more