The first phase of the 13 acre Eastside Locks regeneration project has been completed and phase two, due to start later this year, includes Goodman’s restoration of Belmont Works, retaining its red brick façade. This locally listed former co-op cycle factory was damaged by fire in 2007. It will house contemporary offices suitable for digital, technology and creative services.
Goodman is developing Eastside Locks in partnership with Birmingham City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency. The masterplan includes extensive office space, shops, bars, restaurants, residential spaces and a hotel set in a landscaped environment with green public spaces alongside the Digbeth branch of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and the new Birmingham City University campus.
An environmentally sustainable ferry service would be an added attraction . . . above, see the hydrogen-powered canal boat constructed on Birmingham University’s campus.