The Emporium Starts on Site

March 6, 2017

Construction work has started on the the former Christopher Wray Lighting Factory in the centre of Birmingham. The “Wray Building” is one of the most historically interesting empty properties in Birmingham City Centre. It is a complex of buildings which has evolved since 1755 from a row of houses to a light industrial complex.

The new development consists of the refurbishment of the Grade 2 Listed Buildings bringing the historic fabric of the complex of Listed buildings back to life including adding a 15-storey residential tower alongside the listed building.

The existing Grade 2 listed former Christopher Wray Lighting Factory will be sensitively repaired and
converted to form ancillary student facilities, 8nr studio units and offices., alongside a bold new tower with 175 nr high quality student apartments. In addition Leisure space is to be created at the ground floor of the tower.