Category Archives: Buildings, regeneration and that

Connaught Square – Comments

By now, hopefully everyone is aware of the plans for Connaught Square (the land bounded by Digbeth High Street, Rea Street, Bradford Street and Stone Yard). After consultation with Digbeth residents and other parties with an interest in the area, … Continue reading

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Expensive Digbeth

So, you see this headline in the Birmingham Mail: Revealed: The most expensive areas to rent in Birmingham. You would be forgiven for thinking the rest of the article continued with a list of the usual suspects (Harborne, Sutton Coldfield, … Continue reading

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The Forum, Smithfield

The Forum – the first development as part of Birmingham’s huge, ambitious and landmark Smithfield project – was launched recently, with a ceremonial concrete pour by city leaders. Based on Pershore Street on the former Silver Blades ice rink site, … Continue reading

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Connaught Square – The Plans

Plans for the long-awaited Connaught Square in Digbeth have finally been submitted to Birmingham City Council, attracting the attention of the media and public. The plans include 940 apartments, 65,000 sq foot of commercial space and a public promenade bordering … Continue reading

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space_play vs Millennium Point

Millennium Point has commissioned Digbeth creative skills studio space_play to create a 3D framed sculpture in celebration of the building’s 15th anniversary later this year. Founded by architectural/urban designers, Jay Rajpra and Adam Carthy, space_play is an architecture and design … Continue reading

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“Digbeth is simply Divine to young urbanites and investors alike”

Pass me the bucket. This week, we received an email on behalf of Property Frontiers, which spouted so much marketing speak it made even me feel uneasy. (I did a degree in marketing, and as the saying goes, you can’t … Continue reading

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Digbeth vs JQ?

On Tuesday 21st June, a debate was held at Fazeley Studios to discuss the relative merits of the Jewellery Quarter versus Digbeth. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend, but over 100 others were present. Birmingham Post editor, Stacey Barnfield, has … Continue reading

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Typhoo Wharf is my cup of tea

In this weekend’s Birmingham Post, architect, urban designer, and friend of Digbeth Joe Holyoak gave a firm thumbs up for the plans to inject new life into the former tea factory in Digbeth: “STEAMhouse is an acronym for science, technology, … Continue reading

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Allison Street

Allison Street is home. It is not a long street, but it is worth exploring.  From a well preserved ‘palace of convenience’ to the new Beorma developments at the top of the street.     The shadow of the clock … Continue reading

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Midland Metro – Eastside Extension

Centro is proposing to build an extension to the Midland Metro called the Birmingham Eastside Extension. The tram will serve the HS2 station at Curzon Street, travelling along Meriden Street towards Digbeth High Street, with a stop to serve the … Continue reading

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