122-124 Colmore Row

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122 & 124 Colmore Row
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Former names Eagle Insurance offices
Alternative names Java Lounge Coffee House
General information
Type Commercial
Architectural style Arts and Crafts
Location 122 & 124 Colmore Row, Birmingham
Country United Kingdom
Current tenants Clive Reeves PR/ Java Lounge Coffee House
Completed 1900
Owner Evenacre
Height 15 metres (49 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 4
Floor area 6,180 sq ft
Design and construction
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 21 January 1970
Reference no. 1343375[1]

122-124 Colmore Row is a Grade I listed building on Colmore Row in Birmingham, England. Built as the Eagle Insurance Offices it was later occupied by Orion Insurance[2] and was Hudson's Coffee House until late 2011, It is currently Java Lounge Coffee House (as of July 2015).

Completed in 1900, it was designed in an Arts and Crafts style by William Lethaby and Joseph Lancaster Ball. Pevsner's The Buildings of England: Warwickshire describes it as "one of the most original buildings of its date in England"[2] and Foster's Birmingham (Pevsner Architectural Guides) as "one of the most important monuments of the Arts and Crafts Free Style in the country".[3]

Evenacre acquired the building in 2011 and undertook a £500,000 renovation of the building including restoration of the stone façade and interior works including a feature reception. In October 2014 CBRE started marketing the vacant building to potential tenants.[4]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1343375)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Wedgwood, Alexandra (1966). The Buildings of England: Warwickshire (2003 ed.). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09679-8. 
  3. ^ Foster, Andy (2005). "Colmore Row". Birmingham. Pevsner Architectural Guides. London: Yale University Press. pp. 93–95. ISBN 0-300-10731-5. 
  4. ^ "IHistoric Colmore Row building undergoes £500k refurb". Birmingham Post. Birmingham. 27 Oct 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 52°28′49″N 1°54′06″W / 52.4804°N 1.9017°W / 52.4804; -1.9017