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Unity Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywood, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4854 / 52°29'7"N

Longitude: -1.9109 / 1°54'39"W

OS Eastings: 406148

OS Northings: 287501

OS Grid: SP061875

Mapcode National: GBR 5X6.ZY

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.TSNK

Plus Code: 9C4WF3PQ+5J

Entry Name: Unity Works

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217715

Location: Birmingham, B1

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywood

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Birmingham St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

Find accommodation in


(west side)
Hockley B1
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 wagon 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: SP0614887501

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