Roundhouse restoration

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

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Built in 1874, the Grade II* listed Roundhouse is tucked next to the Birmingham Old Mainline Canal very close to the centre of the City 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.

Partnership working

The building is being brought to life by a partnership between the Canal & River Trust and National Trust, made possible through a £2.5m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant and funding of £196,000 from Historic England.

The Roundhouse is due to reopen in Spring 2020 and will be an exciting space for the local community and a focal point from which to explore Birmingham’s canals by foot, bike or boat.

For regular updates on the progress of the restoration visit the National Trust website.

Last date edited: 10 June 2019