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Former Typhoo Tea Factory for Sale with Residential Planning Permission

Jones Lang LaSalle marketing the site

Birmingham, 22nd March 2010 – On behalf of fixed charged receivers, Jones Lang LaSalle’s residential team are delighted to bring to the market the former Typhoo tea factory in the historic area of Digbeth in Central Birmingham. The substantial freehold site totals approximately 1.066ha (2.635acres) and has existing planning permission to be redeveloped into a mixed use scheme including 353 flats, 522 sq m of commercial space, a gym  and 188 parking spaces.
Simon Dicken in Jones Lang LaSalle’s residential team, said: “This historical building is an excellent site located in very close proximity to the city centre and universities. The whole 'Eastside' area has been highlighted as a major regeneration area by Birmingham City Council, which this development will definitely benefit from. With the local council open to a variety of planning possibilities it also presents an ideal redevelopment for a mix of uses including residential, student accommodation, hotel or healthcare, subject to necessary consents.”
Notes to Editors:
  • The site sits on the corner of Bordesley Street and New Canal Street, which currently has a mix use of commercial buildings and some residential property.
  • The site is within walking distance of the Bull Ring and central Birmingham shopping amenities, and conveniently located approximately five minute walk from Moor Street station, and a 10 minute walk from New Street station.
  • The site is approximately five miles from the M6, and approximately 10 miles from Birmingham International Airport.
  • The existing site comprises approximately 150,000 sq ft of warehouse and office space. In addition there is 0.9 acres of land to the northern part of the site bordering New Canal Street.
  • The building was constructed in the 1930’s as a state of the art facility acting as the home of Typhoo tea.
  • Production of tea remained at this site until the late 1970’s. The building has been used since for various uses but has been vacant since circa 1999.
  • Existing planning consent includes demolition of the whole building but with a requirement to retain the front and rear walls.

For further information please contact Simon Dicken in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Birmingham office on +44 (0) 121 634 6548 or