Picture House turned into residential development worth £5Million

Are you familiar with the Old Picture House on Tamworth Street, Lichfield? The building at 23 Tamworth Street, which had been sat empty for 10 years, has been demolished and is being re-developed into a new mixed-use four storey residential development worth £5 Million.

Due to its historic significance to Lichfield the treasured façade will be restored whilst the area to the back will be re-developed into an apartment building of 38 new premium apartments, some with views over the Lichfield Cathedral. The development is complete with retail space on the ground floor and secure private under cover car parking.
This new high-specification development provides much needed housing helping to solve the Greater Birmingham area housing shortage.

Leicestershire based construction contractor QDTS are the main contractor instructed by Somerton Jones and Lodge Park Homes to build this project. A Multi-disciplined contractor, QDTS are working with experienced architects to create a building that fits in with the surrounding Georgian architecture.

Somerton Jones and Lodge Park Homes acquired the former Picture House in the Lichfield City’s central pedestrian area with the view of creating a new residential development. As a company who has worked on several housing projects in the past, QDTS are well placed to do this former gem of Lichfield justice and turn it into an iconic building once again to bring more people to the town of Lichfield.

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Terry Benson, Managing Director, QDTS has said: “The team at QDTS are very proud to be the main contractor for this project, and we can’t wait to see how it impacts the local community.”

Lichfield is known as a beautiful cathedral city, so it is important that the development is in keeping with the local vernacular. The surrounding buildings to these new apartments are grade two listed and the building will be keeping its façade. QDTS have a wide range of passionate and experienced partner consultants which makes it easy to deliver architectural and structural design on this project.

More information about QDTS and the Lichfield project can be found here: http://www.qdtsconstruction.com/tamworth-street-lichfield-development/ 

More information on the apartments can be found here: http://www.theoldpicturehouseapartments.co.uk/