Birmingham brewery ramps up transformation work of former bank into new boutique


A former bank in Birmingham is being transformed into a new boutique hotel and bar after its brewery company owners ploughed on with a renovation project.

Davenports has begun work on a derelict HSBC bank in Moseley into a new nine-bed boutique hotel called The Counting House, after the brewery took over the building in 2016, the same year the bank closed its doors.

The project is set to cost the brewery around £500,000 with the new venue due to launch at the end of the summer.

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The bedrooms will be complete by Christmas.

Spokesman Simon Key said: “We are building an extension at the back first, then we’ll get to work on floor to ceiling windows at the front.

“We can’t take the bank vaults out as it would be too much work.

“And, after saving them, we can’t open that area to the public either because of fire regulations, so we’ll probably have photographs of them on display.

“We will be incorporating things like the vault lift and the bank manager’s door.”

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