The Lansdowne




Woods Bagot

Main Suppliers:

Benchmark, Carl Hansen, Clerkenwell Rug Studio, Dare Studio, Deadgood, Gubi, Menu, Morgan Furniture, Vintage, Walter Knoll

The Lansdowne is an exciting new purpose-built, private rented scheme and Edgbaston’s first build-to-rent development. Managed by Long Harbour’s in-house management platform Way of Life, the scheme comprises 206 apartments – including 18 duplexes, each with its own private terrace.

Real estate investment manager Long Harbour appointed architecture practice Woods Bagot to create the amenity spaces at The Lansdowne, which boasts more than 10,000 sq. ft. of social spaces. Included in the scheme is a communal working space, community kitchen, snug lounge with library, dining room, big screen entertainment room, as well as a fitness studio.

The aim of the project was to create a vibrant and inviting living environment for young professionals, using rich colours and materials. The Furniture Practice worked with the team to help refine the furniture package, including collaborating with key suppliers to create custom-designed rugs and pendant lighting, as well as sourcing contract-standard vintage furniture through specialist suppliers in The Netherlands.


Photography: Agnese Sanvito