Birmingham, UK

Eastside Locks Master Plan

A 10.5 acre mixed use regeneration project in The Eastside of Birmingham near to the proposed HS2 terminus, incorporating residential, office and University uses, notably for Birmingham City University

Project Details

  • Location Birmingham
  • Area 111,485m² 1.2mft²
  • Status Complete
  • Sector
    Education, Mixed Use
  • Client Goodman
  • Services Architecture

The scheme regenerates a vital brownfield site within Birmingham’s Eastside providing key frontage to Birmingham City Council’s outstanding City Park.

Utilising the City Park as its front door, the scheme integrates Listed structures and draws on the distinct on-site ‘canalside’ environment, providing over 1.2million square feet of development including prime office solutions, city centre residential, retail and community buildings, including new buildings for Birmingham City University (BCU).

Masterplanning keypoints were the fast-track, participatory ‘vision’ workshops with key stakeholders;  3D walkthrough ‘spatial’ masterplanning from the start, and a Sustainability Development Framework with associated KPI.

The Pound, the central hub of the masterplan ...
... which will provide 24hr activity with a mix of uses
The canal runs through the site
Masterplan showing two Aukett Swanke buildings for Birmingham City University

Initial phases have already been completed, including our Joseph Priestley Building for BCU. We are currently working on the STEAMhouse project for BCU, a new facility incorporating the historic and locally Listed Belmont Works, which will incorporate both BCU STEM faculty and entrepreneur business start ups.

The Joseph Priestley Building
STEAMhouse, with new building linking to historic Belmont Works
Explore STEAMhouse STEAMhouse