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When buying a new car you don’t think twice about choosing the model, colour and interior specification; you configure your purchase to suit you and that’s exactly the opportunity EDG Property is presenting, to ensure your ultimate apartment is found at The School Yard, Harborne. It’s great for those who don’t like compromise and let’s face it; you always want to put your own stamp on any new home you buy.

With the historic Clock Tower standing central to the scheme, The School Yard will host amazing dining experiences with the likes of Prezzo and Metro Bar & Grill already signed. Food School Kitchen will deliver artisan cookery, showcasing the work of best local chefs and world famous University College Birmingham. The Headmaster’s House is being returned to its former residential glory and the derelict playground will be transformed into a new public square. And, it’s overlooking this urban oasis that the handful of extra-special apartments at The School Yard will be found.

Situated in a contemporary new build, on two residential levels, with secure access, lift, glazed atrium, allocated car parking and the benefit of an on-site property manager. As for the number of bedrooms, floor layout and specification, well you will be able to have your say!

“I believe this is the first time this truly flexible approach has been offered in Birmingham” said EDG Property’s Neil Edginton. “It’s a chance to work with award winning architects, K4, to bespoke your actual apartment layout, not just choose the colour of the wall tiles! You are not buying a ‘shell’; every apartment will be fitted out to the highest standard by our team and handed over to the new owner having been customised. It’s an extremely exciting opportunity for anyone looking for their dream apartment in Harborne.”

Harborne is widely recognised as one of the most desirable places to live in the West Midlands. Here you can enjoy the high life of Birmingham city centre, just 3 miles away, yet still retain a sense of village atmosphere. The redevelopment of this heritage building in such a prime location will provide cul-de-sac living in close proximity to established retailers including Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Boots.

“The availability will be limited and restricted to early off-plan sales,” said Neil. “We do appreciate that this ‘design your own’ experience may not appeal to everyone, so there will be a select number of boutique, pre-planned and pre-designed 1 and 2 bedroom apartments also released. All will enjoy a superior specification and some will have winter gardens. The choice is yours!”

The apartments are not yet released at The School Yard and with no more than 10 apartments anticipated for this new address; it really is first come, first served. EDG Property will be hosting an off-plan sales event for pre-registered parties in the coming weeks.

To register your interest and to avoid disappointment, please email with your full contact details. Alternatively, for more information visit

The magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects claims that “you can’t have good buildings without good clients” and credits EDG Property as one of the top 10 clients! We are delighted.

Read what Neil Edginton has to say in the September 2012 issue of the RIBA Journal

The more time we spend at Sandfields Barn, the more we learn about the village’s past and present. Here are just a few interesting findings about Luddington that conclude with where to enjoy a cold beer after a hard day’s work on site!


  • There is evidence to suggest that William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in the original church of Luddington in 1582, which was then burnt down and replaced in the 19th century
  • Descendants of Anne Hathaway, namely John Hathaway and his son, were tenant farmers of Luddington’s Manor Farm from 1706-1775
  • The oldest building in the village is part of Boddington Farm, the easternmost building in the village dating back from 1600
  • In Luddington you will find a 17th century lock, a village green and a recently refurbished village hall originally built in 1953
  • Stratford Racecourse which neighbours the village has hosted steeplechasing since 1755


  • Luddington is situated only 2.68miles (4.31 kilometres) from Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • The Countess of Evesham, the popular 70ft restaurant cruiser, travels down the River Avon from Stratford upon Avon  to Luddington and back by day and night
  • Stratford Racecourse, neighbouring the village, has won awards for the care of its track and is among the top flight of Britain’s’ smaller racecourses
  • Luddington hosts several annual events including Christmas Eve carols on the village green and a summer fete
  • Neighbouring Welford on Avon is home to the nearest pub, The Four Alls, a quintessentially English countryside pub with a gorgeous riverside aspect

Birmingham’s The Cube was honoured to welcome a host of world class athletes and journalists through its doors for the Samsung Diamond League’s Press Conference on Saturday.

The Cube was swamped with press as super star Mo Farah accompanied Jamaican sprint sensation Shelly Ann Fraser, Men’s Hurdle Champion Aries Merritt and Long Jump Greg Rutherford to the world class building. The gold medallists from the London 2012 Olympic Games accommodated photographs and signed autographs for eagerly awaiting fans before commencing interviews in The Cube’s exclusive clubandspa Lounge.

The Cube’s Director, Neil Edginton, who attended the event said, “It’s a privilege to be able to invite the Olympians to The Cube and show off the fantastic city of Birmingham. We are a city that is making a name for itself on the world stage and being able to bring international athletes and journalists to one of the city’s most iconic buildings will show the world that Birmingham has come on leaps and bounds in recent years.”

EDG Property’s Neil Edginton is delighted to have been appointed Chair of next year’s Midlands Property Quiz, which at its peak has raised in excess of £50,000 a year for charities Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Lionheart.

In the diary for 7th February, the popular black tie event will adopt a Monte Carlo theme, with luxury brands Ferrari and Maserati setting the scene for the glamorous evening at Aston Villa Football Club.

Having been involved with the Property Quiz for many years, Neil is a big supporter of the charities involved. Birmingham Children’s Hospital has played an integral part at events hosted by The Cube, where Neil is Director.

“I recently toured the Birmingham Children’s Hospital facilities with colleague Adee Phelan and, as a father myself, I was overcome by the amazing level of genuine care and expertise I witnessed,” said Neil.

The Hospital treats nearly 250,000 children a year from all over the UK. It specialises in liver transplantation, cardiac, and neonatal surgery. Birmingham Children’s also hosts the West Midlands Regional Centre for Cleft Lip and Palate, providing a muliti-disciplinary service for cleft patients, including speech and language therapy, dental, orthodontics, maxillofacial, plastic surgery and psychology. It is currently the only hospital in the UK to carry out intestinal transplants in children.

Neil concluded: “With the Hospital on our doorstep, it’s easy to forget its international reputation. This is one of the best children’s hospitals in Europe and I am proud to be doing my bit to support the cause.”

Tickets go on sale next month. For all enquires and to secure a table at The Midlands Property Quiz 2013 please contact