Roundhouse Birmingham restoration

In 2019 we started on a project to restore Roundhouse Birmingham, to make sure the future of this magnificent, one-of-a-kind building is secure.

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About the building

Built in 1874, the Grade II* listed Roundhouse is tucked next to the Birmingham Old Mainline Canal very close to the centre of the Birmingham and was originally used as stables and stores for the Birmingham Corporation. Designed by local architect W.H. Ward the horseshoe shaped building is a unique and beautiful Birmingham landmark.

The Restoration

The works included structural support, new windows, completely new services, roof replacement and insulation, and relaying sections of the courtyard for drainage and accessibility.

The building is now segmented into a series of spaces ready for the Roundhouse team and prospective office and café tenants to move in

Partnership working

Owned by the Canal & River Trust, the building is being restored in partnership between us and National Trust. This work has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and from Historic England.

The Roundhouse Birmingham is due to reopen in the Summer 2021 and will offer visitors a chance to See The City Differently through a range of volunteer-powered guided city and canal tours, while securing a sustainable future for the historic site through our range of lettable spaces. 

For regular updates on the progress of the restoration visit the Roundhouse Birmingham website.

Last date edited: 18 February 2021