Digbeth

Desciption

From the earliest beginnings at the heart of the city’s industrial development, the Digbeth area has constantly evolved to meet changes, reinventing itself and adapting the built environment to meet the needs of new uses. Today the area is home to an established and growing creative sector that utilises the historic building stock, creating innovative spaces for business. It is fast becoming a hub for digital media, gaming and arts companies complemented by a diverse cultural and nightlife scene. There are a range of opportunities for new or converted workspaces, offices and complementary uses served by excellent public transport facilities and within walking distance of the City Core. The proposed High Speed Rail terminus in Eastside will be accessible from the Digbeth area with direct links into the station.

Sites

Typhoo Wharf

Typhoo Wharf occupies a 3 ha site in the heart of Digbeth and benefits from a canalside aspect.  Opportunities exist for commercial floor space in a combination of reused buildings of sizes ranging from 1,500 to 15,000 sq.m, and in new builds on underutilised vacant land. 1,450 sq.m for office or mixed use is currently available in Ladbrooke House.

Site Map – Typhoo Wharf

Warwick Bar

The Warwick Bar site is circa 1.5 ha site that incorporates several listed buildings connected with the canal system and has a strong and distinctive character. Opportunities exist for commercial floor space in a combination of reused buildings and in new builds on underutilised vacant land. Buildings available range in size from 200 to 500 sq.m for workspace and office function.

Site Map – Warwick Bar

Great Barr Street

The Great Barr Street site has planning concent for the refurbishment of buildings to create 15,000 sq.m of business space. Opportunities include a data centre facility which would form part of Digbeth’s growing role as the centre for digital industries in Birmingham. Buildings available range in size from 1,500 to 8,000 sq.m for workspace and office functions.

Site Map – Great Barr Street

Custard Factory Extension

The Custard Factory is an established dynamic community of the artistic and creative industries occupying the former Bird’s Custard Factory buildings. The proposed extension will utilise the neighbouring site/building to provide opportunities for space for start ups and SME businesses.

Site Map – Custard Factory Extension

Smithfield Court

Smithfield Court has planning consent for a 22,300 sq.m mixed-use development with a focus on office uses. 1,000 sq.m of innovative office space is available in the newly refurbished Walker Building. Planning permission is in place for this office led development.

Site Map – Smithfield Court

Connaught Square

The 2 ha Connaught Square site offers opportunities for residential and business use in close proximity to the national coach station and the Bullring. Planning permission is in place for this mixed use development.

Site Map – Connaught Square

Contacts

Typhoo Wharf

Pennycuick Collins

Telephone:+44 (0) 121 665 4192
E-Mail:charles.gillett@pennycuick.co.uk

Warwick Bar

ISIS

Telephone:07710 175347
E-Mail:mike.finkill@isis.gb.com

Great Barr Street

Savills

Telephone:+44 (0) 121 634 8411
E-Mail:BAllen@savills.com

Custard Factory Extension

Space Foundation

Telephone:+44 (0) 121 224 8485
E-Mail:lucan@cfnx.com

Smithfield Court

Oakhill Group Ltd

Telephone:+44 (0) 1865 860 427
E-Mail:michael.cashin@hartwell.co.uk

Connaught Square

Brooke Smith Planning Consultants Ltd

Telephone:+44 (0) 121 693 8900
E-Mail:ibs@brookesmithplanning.com

Benefits

  • Site Development
  • Infrastructure – Improved connections to the City Core
  • Simplified Planning – Local Development Order
  • Superfast Broadband
  • Rates Relief
  • Business Support – Financial Support, FDI Incentive, Skills Development.