Category: Digbeth Past and Present

Digbeth History

If you’re interested in the history of Digbeth, you may well have come across the Midlands Pubs website, which documents the heritage of our area’s plethora of public houses. Kieron from Midlands Pubs was...

Typhoo Wharf – Updates

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...

The Hanging Gardens of Digbeth

Where: 175 High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham Garden Hill is a proposed new development for Digbeth, based on the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Designed by Architects of Invention, for the Chinese private equity...

The Curzon Symposium

Back in December 2016, the great and the good met at BCU to discuss the Curzon Masterplan – essentially how Birmingham City Council hope to maximise the benefits of HS2 and prepare Digbeth for...

Digbeth Car Rentals

Digbeth is on the brink of various changes, and I personally am concerned that this means the commercialisation of our area with (gasp) chains. One thing that keeps Digbeth different from other parts of...

Plans for The Paragon

The Paragon Hotel has seen its fair share of changes in its history. Originally built in 1903 by Lord Rowton to provide accommodation for migrant workers from Ireland, the grade II listed building became...

Connaught Square – A bridge too far?

Recently we published Digbeth Residents Association’s comments in response to the planning application for Connaught Square. Joe Holyoak focused on the development in his latest column in the Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post, and...

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...

Vision for Digbeth: Liz Peace

Liz Peace is the Chairperson of the Curzon Urban Regeneration Company, which has designs on transforming Digbeth into a creative business and residential hub ahead of the arrival of HS2. The Curzon Urban Regeneration...