The Old Library, Stourbridge - Be Part of Something Special

Opportunities to live with both historical and contemporary elegance are few and far between.

The Old Library in Stourbridge is a building that has enjoyed a rich and fascinating past as a key local landmark and now plays host to twenty-two, sumptuously appointed, one and two bedroom apartments.

Built in 1905 with funds donated by wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the building has been used as both a library and an educational establishment. Built of distinctive red brick, this Grade II listed building boasts many original architectural features including ornamental, terracotta detailing to the façade and beautiful stained-glass windows.

Skilfully harmonising past and present, Claremont Property Group are proud to breathe new life into this important building with a collection of homes built for modern life.

The Building

“Stourbridge Library dates back to the Edwardian Era, it is a magnificent example of public building architecture, with beautiful proportioned windows, features and fabulous stained glass.

Our job as designers is to celebrate the modernity of contemporary living with the traditional aspects of the building. The open plan living space has a very contemporary soft grey handle-less kitchen with a minimal solid surface work top. Gentle, modern colours and furnishings of the show-home have been chosen to complement the strength of the powerful arched windows. Stripped oak style floors have been used throughout to give a contemporary feel.

Cutting edge light-fittings and accessories have been used to show the full potential of creating an individual and stylish apartment.
The show-home boasts a mezzanine style bedroom which architecturally dissects the living space exaggerating the enormous height and uniqueness of these apartments. The bathrooms are designed in a contemporary style, with modern sanitary ware, taps and showers, with minimal shower screens, warmth and interest are added by the use of calm coloured geometric feature wall tiles.”

Suzanne Barnes MA

The Location

Situated approximately 15 miles* to the west of Birmingham and 12 miles* to the south of Wolverhampton, Stourbridge has long been the retreat of those who want to live close enough to amenities but far enough away from the big city bustle.

Full of history and colour, Stourbridge was famed for its glass making, the roots of which can be traced back to the early 1600s. Stourbridge glass is still recognised as amongst the finest in the world and is regularly gifted to royalty and visiting dignitaries.

The town has always been synonymous with creativity and is home to 90s indie bands The Wonder Stuff, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Pop Will Eat Itself. Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant, was also brought up nearby and attended school in Stourbridge.

Embodying the best of both worlds, Stourbridge has a thriving town centre but is also close to the countryside, meaning weekend walks on the Clent Hills or Kinver Edge are just a short drive away.

The Old Library occupies an excellent central position, across the road from the town’s main High Street with its mix of shops, bars and restaurants. The development is also just a few minutes’ minute walk to Stourbridge Town station which runs a regular shuttle service to Stourbridge Junction station and the wider rail network. The motorway network is also within easy reach with M5, Junction 4, approximately a 20-minute drive away.*

*All times and distances quoted are approximate and subject to traffic conditions.