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The Roundhouse Birmingham

A joint venture with the National Trust will see a unique and historic building, the Roundhouse Birmingham, become a lively place for city exploration and adventure.

The Roundhouse, Birmingham

The new development will include a visitor centre, exhibition space, office space and a café. A full programme of events and tours by foot, bike and boat will also allow visitors to explore Birmingham and its famous canals.

Dating back to 1874, the Grade II* listed Roundhouse was originally known for its stables and stores for the Birmingham corporation. Designed by local architect WH Ward, the iconic horseshoe-shaped building quickly became a real landmark in the city.

Today, this curious building is set to be revived. A place full of character that will become a wonderful space to work, socialise and relax. Bringing together a community of people and organisations that share a passion for heritage, the Roundhouse will be brought back to life for tens of thousands of people to enjoy each year.

View the Roundhouse Brochure


The Roundhouse is located at the junction of Sheepcote Street and St Vincent Street, with prominent frontage onto the Birmingham Main Line Canal. The premises are located within 10 minutes' walk of Birmingham's city centre, Arena and International Convention Centre (ICC). The excellent Brindley Office and Leisure Development is also a few minutes walking distance away.

There is a substantial 24/7-access car park within a one-minute walk of the property situated at the Birmingham Arena.

Opportunities at the Roundhouse

Within the Roundhouse complex, the available accommodation comprises the following:

  • superb retail/leisure opportunity to cater for both the local area and tourism
  • unrivalled café opportunity
  • ancillary unit in the arches – may suit cycle/canoe hire, or small retail units
  • self-contained two-storey office building – ideal for a small office user wanting a state of the art workplace in a traditional and fashionable setting

For any general queries and more information on the development of the Roundhouse, please email Charles Warrack of Johnson Fellows.


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Last Edited: 03 May 2022

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