‘Hospital’ could be just what doctor ordered for investors

A historic building in one of Birmingham’s leading locations for bars and restaurants could be about to get a new lease of life after being put up for sale.

The Grade II listed former Birmingham and Midland Skin Hospital, in John Bright Street near the new Grand Central development, is being sold by Birmingham Properties Group for offers in excess of £1.2 million.

The vacant building is located in one of the city’s most popular leisure destinations, with many popular bars and restaurants nearby, including The Victoria, Cherry Red’s, Brewdog and Turtle Bay.

It is being marketed by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), and joint agents Wright Silverwood.

Richard Durkin, director at LSH in Birmingham, said he expected the beautiful three-storey Victorian building to be extremely popular with investors keen to capitalise on the city’s booming leisure scene.

“Opportunities like this don’t come along very often and we confidently expect strong demand for the building which is located in one of Birmingham’s prime leisure locations. It is just a stone’s throw from Grand Central, John Lewis and the Mailbox with a wide range of bars and restaurants nearby.

“It offers the buyers the opportunity to create a really attractive bar, restaurant, hotel or alternative leisure use right in the heart of the action.”

John Tebbutt, managing director of Birmingham Properties Group, said:

“This is a beautiful building which offers wonderful potential as a leisure destination in a fantastic location.

“This is a very rare opportunity to purchase a building of this quality which is located in the heart of the city core. The three floor plates offer very flexible space and there is a usable basement, in total amounting to around 15,800 sq ft of space.”

The Birmingham and Midland Skin Hospital opened in John Bright Street in 1888. Built in red brick in the Queen Anne style, it consisted of consulting and waiting rooms for 180 women and 150 men. There was also an in-patients department with 21 beds, and an operating theatre, with medicated baths in the basement.

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