St Pauls Square
St Pauls Square is a Georgian square in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England, named after the church in its centre. It is the last remaining Georgian Square in the city.
Built 1777–79 on the Newhall estate of the Colmore family, it was an elegant and desirable location in the mid-nineteenth century. At the end of the nineteenth century, the square was swallowed by workshops and factories, with the fronts of some buildings being pulled down to make shop fronts or factory entrances. Much restoration was done in the 1970s and many of the buildings are Grade II listed
As well as bars, cafés and restaurants, which line the Square’s four sides, a number of apartment schemes have been built in the area. The most recent is Chord Development’s mixed-use scheme, which comprises 148 apartments, which includes the restoration of the façade of the Thomas Walker building – the former buckle maker, which fronts onto the square. Chord has created two courtyards and added three new wings to the former factory, on Northwood Street, Caroline Street and James Street. At the heart of the development is a communal courtyard, designed by award-winning landscape architect Alan Gardner.