Marconi Evolution (Former Marconi, New Street)

1912 Building
Clock Tower
Pocket Park
Front Courtyard

What’s Happening?


The long vacant former industrial site is being redeveloped with a residential led regeneration scheme. The Grade II listed 1912 office building on New Street, the Power House and Water Tower have all been retained as part of this redevelopment and have been refurbished to a high standard.  The 1912 building now provides new headquarters for Benefit Cosmetics, a global cosmetic brand, with the Power House converted to a residents’ gym.


Across the site there will be a wide range of properties and buildings arranged on the concept of ‘connections and spaces’. The blocks will range from 2 to 7 storeys with two storey terraced houses and a three storey block of apartments fronting Marconi Road. A number of vibrant materials will be used in the exterior design of the new buildings.


A new pedestrian and cycle route through the site will enable better connections from New Street to the rail station. This will provide a link to a number of open spaces within the site including a pocket park. A legal agreement secures affordable housing, transport improvements, sports and open space improvements to Central Park and public art.



Latest News


June 2015

Work is progressing concurrently on most of the blocks. There are currently around 30 occupied dwellings which are a mix of affordable and market housing.


October 2014

Building works commenced across the site.



Additional Information


As additional information becomes available for this scheme  it will be displayed here. At present there is no additional information available.


You can keep track of the latest available homes on the site via the Developer’s own website


Developer’s Website



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