Grainger’s New Exchange Square Build to Rent scheme – its second in Birmingham – will be named The Silver Yard after the city’s connection to the historic manufacturing of silverware.
The scheme is named to celebrate J. W. Evans Silver Factory – a nearby landmark established in 1881, which still stands today with much of the original equipment and workshop still intact.
Located in Exchange Square in the heart of the city, The Silver Yard will deliver 375 new Build to Rent homes – a mix of stylish one, two and duplex apartments. McAleer & Rushe topped out at the development last month.
Amenities include several social spaces for residents to interact – a shared roof terrace, resident’s lounge, co-working space and gym. There will also be a dedicated onsite Resident Services team. The development will also include commercial space which will be available for local businesses to rent.
Residents at The Silver Yard will benefit from being within walking distance to many of the city’s key landmarks and shopping areas including The Bull Ring, Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum and both Birmingham City and Aston Universities.
The naming of this Build to Rent scheme follows the success of Gilders Yard, Grainger’s first development in Birmingham which launched in 2022, and was fully leased in just over three months.
“When we’re naming our Grainger developments, we always conduct in depth research into the history and surrounding local area to draw inspiration from.
“Following the success of Gilders Yard, located on the former site of J. Ashford & Son, a famed jewellery manufacturing workshop, The Silver Yard also draws inspiration from the city’s rich connection to the manufacturing of silverware and jewellery.”Leesa Ingham, Head of Marketing, Grainger