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Unity Works, Birmingham

Description: Unity Works

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217715

OS Grid Reference: SP0613887482
OS Grid Coordinates: 406138, 287482
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4852, -1.9110

Location: 7B Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3PE

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B1 3PE

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Listing Text

(west side)
Hockley Bl
Nos 36 to 46 (even)
(Unity Works)
SP 0687 NW 24/26
SP 0687 SW 28/22
C1865 built as a toolmakers works and originally a symmetrical 12 bay front with
narrower 3 bay shallow end breaks, extended in similar style with 5 slightly
broader bays in 1898; architect J P Osborne for the same firm Henry Jenkins and
Son. Three tall storeys red brick with effectively painted plain stone dressings.
Impressively scaled functional design with plinth and sill bands linking close
set sills with consoles. Projecting dentil eaves cornice. The south end break
contains waggon archway on ground floor with keystone whilst the north break has
3 close set round headed windows with keys and lintel impost blocks. Ground floor
openings otherwise arcaded down to plinth with linked impost blocks and keystones;
apron panels below window sills. First floor windows segmental arched and plain
frieze carried across heads of second floor windows; consistent use of iron frame
small pane windows.

Listing NGR: SP0613887510

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Source: English Heritage

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