Fabrick Square

We provided rights of light advice for the proposed Fabrick Square development in Birmingham’s creative quarter.

Fabrick Square is a major residential development in Birmingham’s creative quarter. When complete it will provide the first ever new square in this emerging residential zoned area of Digbeth.

Named after its original use as a curtain factory, Fabrick Square represents a major development for Digbeth and reflects the creativity the area is known for.

The proposed scheme will provide 313 apartments centred around a new square in Digbeth. There will be a mix of loft living in the refurbished Cotton Lofts and quality new build homes in the remaining three buildings of Cotton House, The Drapery and Drapery House.

The site is within easy walking distance of the Bullring shopping centre and the planned HS2 Train Terminal. A new Metro station across the road will link residents to the city’s leisure and business districts of Broad Street and Colmore Row.

The development was fully completed in 2017.


We advised on all aspects of rights of light for the Fabrick Square development.

Client : Seven Capital

Architect : BDG Architecture Ltd

Services : Rights of Light

Sector :  Residential

Rights of Light Services

Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)

Strategic reporting

Transferred Rights to Light

Rights to Light negotiation & settlement

Rights to Light compensation

Rights to Light insurance

Scheme cutbacks or enhancements

Portfolio management

Laser Survey based full technical analysis

Maximum building envelopes

Expert Witness

Pre-Acquisition strategic advice

Also see our work at York Road in London.

Further Guidance when appointing a Rights of Light Surveyor

For further information please see our Rights of Light Fact Sheet.

The Government also published a rights to light fact sheet as part of a review by the Law Commission.

With offices in LondonBirmingham, Bristol, CardiffManchesterNorwichPlymouth we are able to provide Rights of Light advice on projects all around the UK.


For the contact details of a surveyor local to you, see our BirminghamBristolManchesterNorwich Plymouth Surveyor details.

For the contact details of a rights of light surveyor local to you, see our Birmingham Surveyor details.

For advice on rights of light direct from one of our Birmingham surveyors, please call our Rights of Light Enquiry Line on 0121 667 9902.

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  • Stephen Mealings
  • Matt Hensey