Should You Still Invest in Apartments in Birmingham?

After nearly four years of leading the way for UK property, investment opportunities in Birmingham continue to be one of the top alternatives for investors that want affordability and high rental yields.

Despite lockdown impacting future forecasts, apartments in Birmingham are expected to see price rises of 24% by 2025, driven by redevelopment across key sectors and unprecedented demand against a low supply of properties.

The appeal of the second city also continues to attract new and bigger businesses – Goldman Sachs are set to join HSBC, Deutsche Bank and PwC in Q3 2021 – ready to take advantage of the incredible economic growth predicted for the future.

Finally, the Commonwealth Games in 2022 will be huge for Birmingham city centre property. With new amenities being pushed to coincide with the Games, plus the inward investment that inevitably follows, both current and future residents of Birmingham will benefit from the second city’s time in the spotlight.

 

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Our Development Past Performance

A design led scheme of 313 beautifully appointed apartments, forming the first ever residential square in the heart of Birmingham’s Creative Quarter. Now sold out.

Fabrick Square, Birmingham

Completed Q3 2017

Original price

1 Bed £110k

Today's value

£150k

Avg rental yields achieved

7.7%

Avg capital appreciation

36%
Fabrick Square

Fabrick Square can be found in the heart of Digbeth, a creative zone which is undergoing a major transformation. The original building has been converted from a curtain factory built around 1900 into four unique buildings – three of which are new builds – consisting of 313 beautifully designed apartments. Sympathetic to the original building, the new sections of the development have character and integrity. With clean contemporary lines and stylish fittings, all the interiors are modern and fitted to the highest standards. Completed in Q3 2017, Fabrick Square achieved 36% capital growth and a 7.7% average rental yield.

Prime location in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Luxury one and two bedroom apartments.

The Kettleworks, Birmingham City Centre

Completed Q4 2018

Original Price

1 Beds £170k

Today's value

£215k

Capital Growth Achieved

25%
The Kettleworks

Part of St George’s Urban Village, The Kettleworks has transformed an old industrial factory into 292 spacious new homes. With an airy spacious design and beautiful original features as well as an outside gated courtyard, The Kettleworks is part of Birmingham’s largest ever residential development. This visionary £100 million scheme will bring new homes to the Jewellery Quarter as well as exciting and contemporary mixed-used spaces. Completed in early 2019, The Kettleworks is the leading development for St George’s Urban Village.

St George’s Urban Village, Jewellery Quarter

Completed 2019

Original Value Example

Moreton House 1 bed £164,950

Today's independent value

£185,000

Capital Growth

12-20%

Avg Rental Yields Achieved

5.5%
St George’s Urban Village

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Moreton & Tenby Townhouses boasts diverse architectural features mirroring the traditional style of the area. The Jewellery Quarter’s strong artisan heritage has influenced the local architecture and character, which is reflected in the thoughtful design of Moreton & Tenby apartments.

Should You Invest in 1-Bed or 2-Bed Apartments in Birmingham?

It’s a common question – should you invest in a 1-bed apartment or 2-bed apartment? They both have their own pros and cons but the simple answer is that it’s down to your personal preference.

Depending on your own financial goals, investment objectives and investment strategy, both of these assets can deliver exceptional returns. If you’re buying new apartments for sale in Birmingham, both of these investment types are available and popular within the local market.

1-bed apartments tend to be favoured by those targeting a young professional demographic in city-centres and can be incredible assets for those targeting consistent rental yields. Because of their affordability and (typically) good location, 1-bed apartments are generally always in demand.

Why Invest in a Birmingham 1-Bed Apartment? 

2-bed apartments on the other hand are excellent for attracting professional couples or those looking for more space. As lockdown has accelerated the popularity of remote working, many people are looking for extra space for a home office, something a 2-bed apartment can offer. These assets tend to be the most flexible and typically offer the best rental yields of all property types.

Why Invest in a Birmingham 2-Bed Apartment? 

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