£200m redevelopment of old Typhoo Tea factory and canal side to commence in Birmingham City Centre
The former Typhoo Tea factory dating back to the 1930s, is amongst 10 acres of old industrial land in Digbeth that is to be redeveloped into office space, bars, restaurants, artist studios and homes.
The site is adjacent to the proposed HS2 station on Curzon street and the metro tram line extension, due to open in 2023. It is expected to attract major investment into the Digbeth area and create hundreds of local jobs.
A planning application from Birmingham based Stoford Developments will be created this summer with work due to begin on the project in spring 2018.
Waheed Nazir, strategic director at Birmingham City Council, commented: “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.”
With the midlands already home to over 200,000 technology businesses, accounting for around 40,000 jobs in Birmingham City centre, the redevelopment project will be another major asset to the city and completely transform the area of Digbeth and the area’s economy.