Birmingham’s old Typhoo Tea building set for £200 million revamp

The much-anticipated £200 million revamp of the old Typhoo building in Digbeth is set to start next year. This will encompass the building itself, an area off Bordesley Street including Typhoo Wharf and the adjacent canal basin.

A wide range of new bars, restaurants, office space, art studios and homes will be created as part of the redevelopment. The Typhoo building is where tea used to arrive in Birmingham when it was transported from London and the whole area around the building has been identified as a key regeneration opportunity due to its strategic location near to where the HS2 terminal is planned to be on Curzon Street.

A planning application will be prepared in the summer and work is due to start on the redevelopment in mid-2018. This opportunity is expected to attract significant investment into Digbeth and create hundreds of new jobs.

Waheed Nazir, strategic director, economy, at Birmingham City Council, said: "The city council sees the Digbeth area as a major regeneration zone.

"Located on the doorstep of HS2 and with a £724 million investment plan, Digbeth will be set for significant transformation. This announcement is a major step forward and hugely positive."

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21 March 2017
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