New contract to manage historic Birmingham development

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KWB Residential has been appointed to provide block management services for one of Birmingham’s most historic and sought-after apartment developments, which has been home to numerous TV, music and football stars.

The residential property management specialists have won the contract for Queens College Chambers on Paradise Street.

The residential apartment block began life as the Birmingham Medical School and was officially opened by Queen Victoria in 1837. The existing building still has the Grade II listed façade and comprises 120 apartments and two commercial units.

Queen's College Chambers, for which KWB Residential provides block management services in Birmingham city centre
Queen’s College Chambers located on Paradise Street in Birmingham city centre

Famous past residents have included actor Robert Vaughn and Adrian Lester, as well as musicians and Premier league footballers. The building also featured on BBC TV series Hustle, and British science fiction movie The Girl with All the Gifts.

Under the block management contract, KWB will provide day-to-day support for the scheme, including property maintenance, security, and health and safety.

Grade II listed facade of Queens College Chambers residential block in Birmingham city centre

Nicola Fagan, Associate Director at KWB Residential, said: “Queens College Chambers is one of Birmingham city centre’s most prestigious residential developments. It enjoys incredible panoramic views of the city and has counted famous musicians and Premier League footballers amongst its residents, so we’re very proud to be on board.

“Our main goal is to ensure residents are happy in their homes, while offering our client a cost-effective and reliable service.

“KWB now has more than 250 developments in our portfolio, which is testament to the hard work and skill of our dedicated team.”

KWB's residential block management team standing outside Queen's College Chambers with their clients
[L-R] Nicola Fagan – Associate Director, KWB Residential / Dave Eldridge – Building Manager, Queens College Chambers / Denny Maguire – Director, Queens College Chambers / Jason Osborn – Property Manager, KWB Residential

Denny Maguire, a long-standing director of Queens College Chambers, added: “Following a competitive tender process, we’re delighted to appoint KWB Residential.

“As a prestigious development, we needed a company that could provide a high quality service and KWB fitted the bill. We were also impressed by their local expertise and long list of clients.”

Block management

KWB Residential has expertise in managing both new build developments for national housebuilders, and existing schemes for landlords and residents management companies. It is part of KWB, Birmingham’s largest independent property agency.

For more information on KWB’s residential property management services, contact Nicola Fagan at