An historic Birmingham landmark could become home to a spectacular rooftop penthouse as well as three luxury apartments after it was purchased at Bond Wolfe Auctions’ inaugural sale at Villa Park.
The locally listed former water tower, built in 1902 and previously part of Selly Oak Hospital, already has planning permission for conversion into three apartments.
But the new owners are now looking into adding a prestigious glass penthouse on the roof of the property.
Talwinder Singh bought the tower in partnership with his brother-in-law Gurpreet Singh for £238,000 at Bond Wolfe Auctions’ sale at Villa Park on 13 March, where it had appeared with a guide price of £100,000.
We are thrilled to purchase such a beautiful building and plan to start work on it very soon to convert it.
Talwinder said, “We are thrilled to purchase such a beautiful building and plan to start work on it very soon to convert it to residential use.
“We bought it with the knowledge that it already has planning permission for three luxury apartments to attract premium rental incomes, and we may well go ahead with that – but we might have a plan to seek extra permission for a glass penthouse on the rooftop.”