Birmingham-based Stoford Developments has been hired to lead the proposed regeneration of Digbeth’s Typhoo Wharf as part of a £200 million project.
The company was appointed by The Gooch Estate, which owns more than ten acres of land across Digbeth. The scheme will include the redevelopment of Typhoo Wharf and the former Typhoo Tea building, as well as the canal basin, where tea was delivered into the city from London.
Once complete, STEAMhouse (as the building will be known) will offer at least one million square feet of space, including offices, a small business incubator, restaurants, bars, artist studios and homes. The site will also adjoin the proposed HS2 Curzon station.
A planning application will be prepared this summer and subject to approval, work will begin on site in 2018.