Apartment Information – CopperBox

Security

The main entrance door to your property is to a full British Standard specification and is also fire compliant. It is fitted with 3 hinges, a Euro Cylinder Sash Lock with a thumb turn and a spyhole for your security. Front doors to the property cannot be replaced without seeking advice from the Managing Agent, Centrick Property, as this could jeopardise the fire integrity of your property. Please contact the Managing Agent, Centrick Property for their procedure on how to apply for consent to change the front door to your property.

Intercom System

There is an individual video intercom system within your property that is linked to the main entrance doors to the development. This allows each resident control of visitors into the building. In order to prevent security issues within the development, please do not provide access to anyone who you are not familiar with.

Download – Fermax Intercom Handset – Product Data Sheet

Fire Safety

A hard-wired smoke detector that has a battery back-up is located within each property. There is also a hard-wired heat alarm that has a battery back-up fitted within the kitchen of each property. The alarms are interlinked throughout the whole development to ensure safety and peace of mind for all occupants.

Download – Aico Optical Smoke Alarm – Product Data Sheet

Download – Aico Heat Alarm – Product Data Sheet

You should regularly test the detectors by pressing the button on the device and also ensure that the batteries are changed regularly to allow for the detectors to work to their optimum. For your own safety, smoke detectors and heat alarms should not be removed from their fixtures or covered and also need to be well maintained.

The information board located within the reception will provide you with information on where the emergency exits are, as well as the fire emergency procedure for the development. Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with this information. For further information, please contact the Managing Agent, Centrick Property.

Transport – CopperBox

Motorway

The nearest motorways to the development are the M6, M42 and the M5.

Train

The closest train station to Harborne is the Birmingham University Station. New Street Station is one of three main railway stations in the city centre of Birmingham, along with Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. All of the above train stations are within a short drive or bus ride away from the development.

Bus Routes

There are a number of bus stops within walking distance from Harborne. Please visit http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/information/buses-to-birmingham-city-centre/ for further information.

Airport

Birmingham International Airport is within an hour’s drive from Harborne. For further details please visit www.birminghamairport.co.uk.

 

Medical – CopperBox

Medical

Harborne Medical Practice – 0.1 mile (3 minute walk)

Queen Elizabeth Hospital – 1.7 miles (7 minute drive)

City Hospital – 2.6 miles (9 minute drive)

BMI The Edgbaston Hospital (private) – 0.7 miles (2 minute drive)

To find information about local NHS services including local GPs, hospital services and dentists, then please contact the NHS directly or visit their website which is www.nhs.uk.

Local Area – CopperBox

The town of Harborne has appeared with several variations to its name throughout the centuries and the origin of its name has often been disputed. It has been documented that the earliest written mention of Harborne is an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Prior to the Victorian period, Harborne was a small country village in a remote part of Staffordshire. The town then developed into a bustling suburb, to which it still manages to retain some of the charm of a village community. The southern half of Harborne at the time, voted to became part of Birmingham in 1891 and transferred into Warwickshire and then subsequently the West Midlands at a later date.

Harborne’s most famous industry, the Chad Valley Company, is probably Britain’s best known toy manufacturer. The company was based in the area for eighty years.

The very well know Harborne Walkway started out life as Harborne railway station. The station opened on the 10th August 1874 and subsequently closed to passengers in 1934, with freight traffic closures following in 1963. Harborne Walkway is a two-mile nature walk and cycling route from Harborne to Ladywood and the canal can be followed either to Birmingham or Wolverhampton.

Local Information – CopperBox

Harborne Local Information

Located just under 3 miles from Birmingham City Centre, Harborne is a prestigious suburb and a hotspot for entertainment and leisure venues. On the main High Street, there are a variety of boutique shops and unique bars, helping to create a community neighbourhood feel whilst not being far from the city.

Food and Drink

Harborne plays host to some of the highest rated independent restaurants in the Birmingham area. These include Harborne Kitchen for fine dining in an informal dining room, Buonissimo for modern Italian cuisine and The Plough for relaxed gastro pub dining in a chic setting. For a casual lunch, Boston Tea Party and Boo Boo Coffee Ltd offer lunch and coffee in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Of an evening, the High Street features many local bars including Harborne Stores, The Junction and Acro Lounge. With Harborne being just 3 miles from the City Centre, there is also easy access to the plethora of different bars, restaurants and nightclubs on Broad Street, Brindleyplace and The Mailbox.

Entertainment

Located just under 2 miles from the development is the popular Broadway Plaza leisure complex, benefiting from a multiplex Odeon Cinema, Bowlplex bowling alley and arcade, RockUp indoor rock climbing centre and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym.

The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is located in Brindleyplace, as well as Ikon Contemporary Art Gallery, The Crescent Theatre and a range of bars and restaurants. This is just over 2 miles away from the development and easily accessible via public transport.

Shopping and Retail

Harborne High Street is renowned for its community neighbourhood feel and features a large range of independently owned shops, mixed with high street names. For groceries within walking distance, visit Waitrose or M&S Simply Food. For larger superstores, go to Morrisons Five Ways or Tesco Springhill. The city centre is just a short drive away and offers a number of large shopping malls, including Grand Central with John Lewis as well as other quirky stores, The Bullring with Selfridges, Debenhams and other high street brands and The Mailbox with Harvey Nichols and other high-end names.

Recreation

The south of Birmingham features a range of different leisure attractions, including the famous Botanical Gardens, Winterbourne House and Gardens, Cannon Hill Park and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park.

Being located on the outskirts of the city centre, Harborne benefits from a variety of open spaces and leisure parks. Edgbaston Reservoir is just a 10-minute drive away and Metchley Park Sports Pitches are just a 10-minute walk. For those wishing to travel just a little further, the Clent Hills and the Lickey Hills are both located on the south west side of the city.

For football fans, Birmingham has three big local teams; Birmingham City Football Club, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. All three clubs are easily accessible by both car and public transport. For cricket fans, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is just over 2 miles away.

Locally, there are several different sports activities in the area:

  • Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club
  • Edgbaston Croquet Club
  • Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society
  • Harborne Golf Club
  • Harborne Church Farm Golf Course

Education

There are a number of reputable schools for all ages in the local area, including Harborne Primary School, The Blue Coat School, Harborne Academy and Edgbaston High School.

Harborne is also just over a mile from the main campus of University of Birmingham and just a mile away from Birmingham City University South campus.

For further information, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk.

Parking – CopperBox

For residents with parking, you will find your allocated space towards the rear end of the development across two levels.

There is pedestrian access from the main entrance hallway on the ground floor, as well as the stairway to the far end of the development. Car access is via a side road to the left-hand side of the building which is accessible from the High Street.

Please ensure that you always park in your designated space within the white lines.

For further information on parking, please contact the Managing Agent, Centrick Property.

 

Health and Safety – CopperBox

Each property is fitted with a hard-wired smoke detector that has a battery back-up, as well a hard-wired heat alarm that has a battery back-up fitted within the kitchen. The alarms are interlinked throughout the whole development to ensure safety and peace of mind for all occupants.

On hearing the alarm, please do not use the lift. Please do not try to tackle the fire yourself by using the extinguishers, unless you are trained to do so.

Please use designated emergency exit routes only. The information board located within the reception will provide you with information on where the emergency exits are, as well as the fire emergency procedure for the development. For further information, please contact the Managing Agent, Centrick Property.

Kitchen – CopperBox

Delta Laminates have fitted the kitchens at CopperBox. The kitchen is fitted with integrated appliances which include: a microwave oven, induction hob, cooker hood, dishwasher, washer dryer and under-counter refrigerator (with freezer compartment).

There is an antique white & folkstone grey gloss finish to the kitchen cupboards and a pure white Corian work surface. The penthouse apartments have a solely folkstone grey gloss finish to the kitchen cupboards and a pure white Corian work surface.

In order to get the maximum benefit from your new kitchen, please take time to read through the following notes below on how to care for and preserve your new kitchen.

Download – Delta Laminates – Operation & Maintenance Manual

 

 

 

 

 

Plumbing – CopperBox

Stop Cock

Each property is fitted with a stopcock to fully isolate the water supply to each individual property. These are located outside of the front door to each property within the corridor just above the ceiling void. They are located here for the ease of being able to isolate the water supply to a property in the event that the occupier isn’t available at the time of an emergency.

Isolation Valves

Each plumbed in fixture and fitting pipework within the property is fitted with isolation valves, meaning that you can isolate the water supply to any fitting rather than turning the water off to the whole of your property via the stopcock. The isolation valves can be found for the supplies to the toilet, washbasin, kitchen sink, washing machine and dishwasher.

Please see the below video and guidance on how to isolate the water supply to a fitting within your property.

Waste Plumbing

Waste water from your kitchen and bathroom runs through the pipework directly into the drainage system. You are responsible for the maintenance of all the fittings and waste pipes within your property.

If you find that a washbasin, sink, bath or shower is taking longer than normal to drain, then you can use a chemical drain cleaner which is readily available from all good DIY stores. Alternatively, please seek professional advice. You can prevent your sinks and plug holes from becoming blocked by regularly cleaning them.

Please refrain from putting food waste, oils or any fats into sinks, as this may cause blockages. Do not dispose of anything other than toilet tissue in the toilets. Items such as nappies, wipes and sanitary items should not be disposed of down the toilet as the system is not designed to deal with such items. Flushing items such as these may result in an expensive blockage for which you would be liable.

 

Windows & External Doors – CopperBox

External Doors

The main double doors on the front of the building are kept permanently closed and locked by means of overhead door closers and magnetic locks. The doors can be released by:

– Placing your pedestrian access fob against the control panel outside the main entrance door.

– Pressing the door release to the side of the door from inside the reception area.

– Pressing the door release button on the intercom phone within your property to allow access; when the video entry system inside the property has been activated by a visitor from the control panel outside the building.

Please note that the fire escapes in the development must be kept locked and must only be used in the event of a fire.

Windows

The windows in your property are new powder coated aluminium double glazed units. The opening of the sashes are restricted in order to meet building regulations.

The internal cleaning of the windows is the responsibility of the occupier and must be carried out in a safe manner. The external cleaning of the windows is the responsibility of the Managing Agent, Centrick Property.