Alben Works takes its name from the Alben Safety Razor which was manufactured on the site before the Second World War.
The site lies within the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area but the buildings currently on the site date from the mid 1960’s and are set back from the street. We have designed a mixed use development, working with LIV Property, which includes nine courtyard houses, and a frontage building consisting of offices and live work units.
The proposed scheme has been designed to respect the urban context of the site in height and scale whilst ensuring that there is activity and occupancy on the site at all times of day. The design knits the building line back together on Legge Lane and compliments the neighbouring listed buildings. This will allow the development to become an active and lively part of the wider community and contribute positively to the life of the quarter.