Category: Digbeth Past and Present

Saving Bartholomew Row

I was sent this link over two years ago by Simon Linford, one of the team behind the hugely successful redevelopment of The Woodman. Saving Bartholomew Row was to be their next project, to...

Birmingham is

In a departure from usual offerings on this blog, friend of Digbeth Gerard Glenholmes-Walsh wrote a poem about our glorious city, and we wanted to share it with you. Gerard explained: “I spent Sunday...

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...