This is a rare opportunity to buy an immaculate, seventh floor, dual aspect, hybrid studio/ one bedroom apartment with secure allocated parking, in the much sought after, iconic and fabulously located Orion development. The apartment boasts a large, dual aspect living area with a fully equipped, designer kitchen, a separate sleeping area with ample space for a double bed and wardrobes, an ergonomically designed bathroom, storage and panoramic views over the city centre. There is a secure parking space within the complex, a professional concierge service, double glazing throughout and one could not wish for a more central location with Grand Central Station just the other side of the road. This apartment must be viewed internally to fully appreciate the size and value.
The apartment enjoys spectacular views over the city as one would expect from the seventh floor and is located in the heart of Birmingham. Within a few yards one will find the world famous Mailbox with its plethora of designer stores and quality bars and restaurants overlooking the regenerated canal system to the rear. A hop, skip and jump away, one will find the Arcadian, a lovely courtyard with more bars, restaurants and shops, the Hippodrome Theatre and the vibrant Chinese Quarter. A similar short walk will lead you to Broad Street and Brindley Place with its historic canal system, the UCI multi screen cinema, a number of high quality restaurants and theatres, the Sea Life Centre, the National Indoor Arena, the International Convention Centre, the new Birmingham library and Symphony Hall, the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Bull Ring Shopping Centre, the other shopping areas and the Commercial sector are also a "stone's throw" away. The apartment offers easy access to the M6, and New Street Station and regular trains from here operate to London and Birmingham International for the NEC and Birmingham International Airport. Birmingham is an excellent location for overseas and domestic investment being centrally located, young and vibrant. It is home to the strongest economy outside London and is the subject of large-scale infrastructure projects from the £550 million Grand Central development to the £1.5 billion Smithfield regeneration. Also, with work underway on HS2, one of Europe's most exciting rail projects, England's second city is becoming a most attractive place to live and invest in. Finally, this property will produce a yield which will satisfy any property investor (agent's opinion).
LIVING/KITCHENAREA24' 0" x 15' 7" (7.32m x 4.75m) LIVING AREA
Entry to the apartment is at seventh floor level which can be attained via the lift or the stairs. The front door has a self closing mechanism. The living area has a wood effect laminate floor and the walls are painted in a two tone white and grey. There are double glazed windows providing views over to Grand Central Station and the Rotunda with fitted roller blinds. The room also offers a wall mounted electric heater, a security entry phone, electric wall sockets, additional round pin, standard lamp sockets operated by a dimmer switch, flush halogen ceiling light sockets, satellite, radio and television points, a smoke alarm and there are two useful cupboards, one of which houses the Advance hot water cylinder, the water meter and the hot water console and the other houses the fuse box and has a ceiling light.
The kitchen has wood effect laminate flooring and the same two tone painted walls and also benefits from the dual aspect, double glazed windows with fitted roller blinds, providing fabulous views to Grand Central Station one way and Beetham Tower the other. There are ample base units with wood effect doors and a wall unit with a vertically opening silver door and down-lights. The cream, stone effect worksurfaces incorporate a stainless steel sink with a chrome mixer tap and a four ring, halogen hob with an integral extractor above and a fitted oven below. Finally one will find an integral Electrolux washing machine, a fridge and freezer, electric wall sockets, flush halogen ceiling spotlights and a passive extractor.
BEDROOM12' 3" x 10' 4" (3.75m x 3.15m) This is called a hybrid studio/one bedroom apartment because there is a separate, spacious, double bedroom which could be separated from the living area with a little partitioning and a door (subject to the terms of the lease). The bedroom area, as the dimensions suggest, can easily incorporate a double bed and additional furniture. There is a wood effect, laminate floor and white painted walls, a fitted unit against which the bed rests and which has storage above the bed, downlights for reading, a glass panel, a shelf and two bedside cabinets. There is a double glazed window with a white sill below, two ceiling lights, electric wall sockets and a telephone point.
BATHROOM6' 9" x 6' 6" (2.07m x 1.99m) The designer bathroom has a tiled floor, painted walls, a fully tiled bath with a wall mounted shower above and a glass shower screen, a fitted storage unit with an integral washbasin, a wall mounted tap and a shelf. In addition one will find a toilet, a shaving socket, flush halogen spotlights, a passive extractor and, finally, a heated towel rail.
DETAILS AND INFORMATION
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Arkade Property has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and does not warrant that they are in good working order. The prospective purchaser's solicitor must ensure that these are owned by the seller and not subject to hire purchase or other conditional sale agreement.
Arkade Property has not checked legal documentation and the solicitor should verify the tenure of the property, the length of the lease and all restrictive and other covenants. Measurements, distances and areas are approximate and for guidance only. Where rooms are irregular in shape, only maximum dimensions are given.
Arkade Property has received verbal confirmation that the service charge is £2,350pa and the ground rent is £370pa. We have not seen invoices and this must be verified by the buyer's solicitor.
Local Authority: Birmingham City Council.
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