Junction Works at Warwick Bar is a Grade II listed building located at 106-110 Fazeley Street, Digbeth. Over the years, the building has seen many different uses, primarily acting as canal offices – in conjunction with the Banana Warehouse – where produce was transported and pulled up into the offices for sorting. More recently, the building has been used as a confectioners, a boxing gym and a café.
In 2007/8, the building was severely affected by fire damage and has been largely in a state of disrepair since. Junction Works is now undergoing major refurbishments to create a number of office spaces available from 2014. The works will see essential repairs as well as the reinstatement of period features, such as window shutters and internal doors.
Junction Works was recently used by ISIS Waterside for their Christmas Party. What I didn’t realise is that towards the back of the building, the first floor is protected from the elements by an impressive glass pitched roof. The roof allows in vast amounts of light, and has created a fantastic space which will be suitable for various events once works have been completed.
Warwick Bar had lots to celebrate in 2013, being recognised as the runner-up in the Innovation category at the Waterside Renaissance Awards, commended by the panel of experts for “working closely with new and existing tenants and the local community to bring life back to Warwick Bar, reconnecting it to the waterway and stimulating organic growth”.
Some pictures of the internal improvements taking place at Junction Works follow, and we look forward to sharing more photos once renovations are complete!