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Aug 2014

BPN Architects on the vision for The School Yard residential in Harborne

“To produce a pastiche of the original buildings would have diminished the originals and diluted their brilliance. To differentiate between those building elements which contain the living accommodation and those parts which make up the circulation spaces, we have lifted the homes off the ground so that they float as two matt black boxes over the ground floor, which is clad in contrasting red-brown coloured timber. The boxes have then been pulled apart to create an open walkway. Windows in walls generally appear black or dark grey when viewed during the day. This can help add interest to an elevation, …read more


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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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Jul 2014

Success for The School Yard homes

EDG Property is delighted to report that the first release of homes at The School Yard, presented at last week’s launch event, sold out! Only five properties now remain at Harborne’s iconic scheme, which are yet to be released. Located in a contemporary zinc building, designed by award-winning architects Bryant Priest Newman, the boutique apartments and duplexes will offer fashionable open-plan living. Complete with individually designed contemporary kitchens featuring granite worktops, designer bathrooms, a stylish mix of natural stone and timber floor finishes, video entry, many with roof terraces and secure parking, plus lift access. Selling agent Andy Butts of …read more


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Jun 2014

You’re invited to make The School Yard your home

EDG Property’s iconic School Yard development in Harborne will unveil phase two of the scheme with a limited number of residential properties going on sale at an exclusive appointment-only launch event starting this Friday. Located in a contemporary zinc building, designed by award-winning architects Bryant Priest Newman, just thirteen boutique apartments, duplexes and townhouse will offer fashionable open-plan living.  Complete with individually designed contemporary kitchens featuring granite worktops, designer bathrooms, a stylish mix of natural stone and timber floor finishes, video entry, many with roof terraces and secure parking, plus lift access to all apartments and duplexes. Occupying a prime …read more