Category: Digbeth Past and Present

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...

Reflexive Canals

Many people have noticed the fantastic new artworks appearing along the Digbeth canal, like this hemispheric piece by acclaimed artist Lucy McLauchlan. The artworks are part of a project by the Friends of Warwick...

Peaky Tours

Peaky Blinders has been phenomenally successful since launching in 2013, shown in 163 countries, aired on Netflix in the US, and garnered critical acclaim including five BAFTA craft awards and an RTS award for...

Digbeth’s Little Italy

Series three of Peaky Blinders is steaming ahead (don’t worry – there are no spoilers here!), and after fighting off the competition, the Shelby family move into the territory of Birmingham’s Italian mobsters. But...

Crofts & Assinder

We know that Digbeth is the birth place of industry in Birmingham, but this is a name you’re probably not familiar with, even though the company was established here in 1875… Crofts & Assinder...

Why would you live in Digbeth?

In case you missed it, the Birmingham Mail recently ran a great piece about living (and loving) Digbeth. Featuring yours truly and fellow Digbeth resident Andy Smart, the article lists some of the reasons...