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EDG Property is pleased to announce that Prezzo Harborne is now open at The School Yard!

This is the first Prezzo restaurant to open in Birmingham, now accessible off Harborne High Street in the Grade II Listed clock tower building.

This national brand is well known for its great tasting Italian food and stylish surroundings with many of the Prezzo restaurants recognised for their architectural value. The School Yard address now joins the Prezzo portfolio which includes restaurants in the old library in Newbury, the Mills Bakery in Plymouth and listed buildings in Salisbury, Romsey, Mayfair and Dorchester.

Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner or celebrating a special occasion this restaurant is perfect. Open Monday-Sunday 12noon-11pm, be sure to make a reservation on 0121 427 4240.

For all commercial and residential enquiries at The School Yard, please contact EDG Property on 0121 654 9404 or

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 block will accompany the existing Grade II Listed building and overlook the former school playground which is already open as a new public square.

The School Yard judging panel comprises of EDG Property Directors Neil Edginton and Mark Holden, Gareth Edwards of Faithful + Gould, Richard Twist of JRA, Matthew Woodhall of Curtins and Phil Brown of the Edgbaston & Harborne News.

Neil Edginton said “The level of interest in The School Yard and overwhelming support from the local community has made us even more determined to deliver a new building that Harborne can be proud of and moreover, one that we totally believe in.

We approached Birmingham-based firms who have a proven track record for professionalism and delivery but most importantly, know and love Harborne.  We are looking forward to welcoming on board a creative partner who complement the existing School Yard team.”

For all commercial and residential enquiries at The School Yard, please contact EDG Property on 0121 654 9404 or

EDG Property has appointed GBR Phoenix Beard as Property Manager for Harborne’s mixed use scheme, The School Yard.

Catherine Gabriel who heads up Property Management at GBR Phoenix Beard said: “We are looking forward to working with Neil and the EDG Team to provide first class services for The School Yard.  This is a flagship scheme for Harborne and we are honoured to be on board.  Our priority will be to maintain the highest standards both for visitors and tenants alike and of course future residents, in keeping with such a well-appointed scheme.”

For all commercial and residential enquiries at The School Yard, please contact EDG Property on 0121 654 9404 or

The School Yard’s first operator, Urban Coffee Company, is overwhelmed by the welcoming Harborne reception having opened its doors for business this week.

Urban Coffee Company’s Managing Director Hannah Wolsey said; “Simon and I are so happy with how everything has turned out at The School Yard and we are really pleased to be part of the development. We’ve been open less than a week and we are already incredibly busy! We love talking to locals who are eager to reminisce about the building and what it meant and continues to mean to them.”

With the stylish coffee house having already made a name for itself on the Birmingham scene with popular emporiums in the Jewellery Quarter and Colmore Business District, the Urban Coffee Company team has been excited to bring their third emporium to the city’s clock tower address.

Neil Edginton of EDG Property commented, “It has been a pleasure to work with the Urban Coffee team to bring their great brand to The School Yard. We look forward to welcoming their neighbours in the coming weeks and months.”

Overlooking the former playground, which EDG Property has transformed into an amazing new square, and accessible off York Street, Urban Coffee Company is open 8:00am to 5:30pm weekdays and 10:00am to 5:30pm weekends.  Serving a range of freshly baked pastries, cakes and homemade sandwiches and soup, they look forward to greeting you!

For all commercial and residential enquiries at The School Yard, please contact EDG Property on 0121 654 9404 or

(Please note: Urban Coffee Company at The School Yard will be closed for staff training on Sunday 20th – Tuesday 22nd October)

It’s exciting times for The School Yard, EDG Property’s Harborne clock tower development, with the old school playground now transformed into an amazing private square and all set to open this October.

The new £1/4million square will be the first of its kind in the area; a place people really are not expecting to see off Harborne High Street. It is inspired by its former use, adopting a hopscotch theme, using clever landscaping and lighting to create a characterful space for people to meet and dine.

European in style, the entrances to the square have been kept deliberately narrow to allow for a sense of drama as the pathways unveil the heart of this new landmark destination.

Urban Coffee Company will be the first of the tenants to open their doors mid-October. Events are then planned, as their neighbours, including award winning Prezzo, follow suit in the coming weeks.

For all commercial and residential enquiries at The School Yard, please contact EDG Property on 0121 654 9404 or