Projects > Belmont Works, Eastside Locks
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Client: Goodman UK Limited
- Size: 1,900sqm / 20,500sqft
- Services: Architecture
The latest phase of the new Eastside Locks development, Belmont Works, has received planning permission. Belmont Works is a Grade A locally listed red brick and terracotta Victorian factory building, which will be refurbished and given a new lease of life. Located along the Digbeth Branch canal, Belmont Works is a key element in the wider regeneration plans of the area and has long been a recognisable local landmark. The building has gone through a variety of uses over the years and a fire in 2007 caused significant damage.
Prominently positioned at the entrance to Eastside Locks, on the newly planned Arrival Square, this building will be configured for small- to medium-sized companies and graduate enterprises associated with the nearby University and wider design sector of Birmingham.
By catering for smaller TMT-sector companies, projects such as this will change the way people do business in Birmingham and encourage migration across the country.
The designers and developers believe that the Eastside Locks Master plan represents a gravitational shift for Birmingham. With the proposed HS2 station located alongside the development, people will change the way they enter the city and this vibrant mixed-use urban quarter will become a new centre for the UK’s second city.