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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
30 Dec 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Restoration of Belmont Works & Construction of STEAMHouse2 - A Birmingham Gem!

An iconic city centre building which had been gutted by fire has revealed its restored façade as part of a huge £70M restoration in Birmingham’s emerging Learning Quarter.

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Restoration of Belmont Works & Construction of STEAMHouse2 - A Birmingham Gem!





An iconic city centre building which had been gutted by fire has revealed its restored façade as part of a huge £70M restoration in Birmingham’s emerging Learning Quarter.


The listed Belmont Works, built in 1899 and located on Cardigan Street within Eastside, will soon become home to STEAMhouse – a collaborative space for businesses and creatives to work together on new business ideas, concepts and creations – and Birmingham City University’s School of Computing and Digital Technology.

The 120-year-old gem of a building had amazingly stood derelict and forlorn since its devastating fire ripped the building apart in 2007.

Its façade was comprehensively rebuilt and restored, with extensions – including the building's former 27m water town – to the site’s rear, as well as a new 5-storey behind the restored building, complete with a top floor roof terrace space and glass atrium that now links with Belmont Works.

In addition to becoming BCU’s School of Computing, the buildings will contain state-of-the-art Grade A office accommodation, 5G service, laser cutting machinery, virtual reality technology, printing studios, and 3D printers.

Funding for the restoration has helped save this Birmingham gem which included funding from GBSLEP, Enterprize Zone, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy managed by GBSLEP.

STEAMhouse is set to officially open its doors in 2022, and will first welcome businesses to the premises, as well as students looking to work on industry projects.

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AUGUST 2021

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Photos from Stephen Giles.

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Photos by Elliott Brown.

FEBRUARY 2021 ONWARDS

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AND HOW THE FIRE DAMAGED BELMONT WORKS LOOKED IN 2009-2011

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Photos by Elliott Brown.

 
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Elliott Brown Construction & regeneration
15 Dec 2021 - Elliott Brown
News & Updates

The Exchange | University of Birmingham (formerly the Municipal Bank) - March to December 2021

Delayed photo gallery update to The Exchange, now part of the University of Birmingham (formerly the Birmingham Municipal Bank Headquarters). This update from Daniel and Elliott with photos taken from March to December 2021 (external only, we have yet to visit since it reopened). It opened in Autumn 2021. Enjoy this update, sorry it's months late, Daniel forgot to update it.

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The Exchange | University of Birmingham (formerly the Municipal Bank) - March to December 2021





Delayed photo gallery update to The Exchange, now part of the University of Birmingham (formerly the Birmingham Municipal Bank Headquarters). This update from Daniel and Elliott with photos taken from March to December 2021 (external only, we have yet to visit since it reopened). It opened in Autumn 2021. Enjoy this update, sorry it's months late, Daniel forgot to update it.


The Exchange opened in September 2021, and many people have had a chance to explore it since then, but Birmingham We Are's Daniel Sturley and Elliott Brown have yet to have time to visit it and go inside (other commitments, no time etc). This gallery of photos showing the renovations between March and December 2021. It was completed by the end of August 2021. It sounds like some people have had guided tours of the building. Hopefully Jonathan Bostock will get access for guided tours in 2022?

 

13th March 2021

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14th March 2021

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16th March 2021

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21st March 2021

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25th March 2021

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28th March 2021

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Photos by Daniel Sturley

 

3rd April 2021

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29th April 2021

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16th May 2021

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22nd May 2021

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23rd May 2021

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24th July 2021

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13th August 2021

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2nd October 2021

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5th December 2021

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Photos by Elliott Brown

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
08 Nov 2021 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - November 2021

103 Colmore is bedding in to the cityscape really nicely creating some great juxtapositions with the city's classic and other architecture, above with the City Council House Dome from Chamberlain Square. Lots more photos in this gallery...

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - November 2021





103 Colmore is bedding in to the cityscape really nicely creating some great juxtapositions with the city's classic and other architecture, above with the City Council House Dome from Chamberlain Square. Lots more photos in this gallery...


Latest photo, 7th November

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

3rd August

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

13th August

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Photography by Elliott Brown

14th August

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

15th August

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

7th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

11th September

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

20th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

24th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

25th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

27th September

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An hour later...

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

1st October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

2nd October

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

3rd October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

5th October

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9th October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

21st October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

23rd October

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

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17 Oct 2021 - Elliott Brown
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Bournville Quaker Friends Meeting House - enjoy our visit shared with you!

The purpose built Bournville Quaker Meeting House on Lindon Road, Bournville was completed in 1905 to the designs of William Alexander Harvey as part of the Bournville Village Trust, a Trust created by the Cadbury family.

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Bournville Quaker Friends Meeting House - enjoy our visit shared with you!





The purpose built Bournville Quaker Meeting House on Lindon Road, Bournville was completed in 1905 to the designs of William Alexander Harvey as part of the Bournville Village Trust, a Trust created by the Cadbury family.

Enjoy this article and photography with us.


In 1879, Cadbury's relocated their factory from central Birmingham to their new site to the south of the city, now known as Bournville Village.

Following the opening of the new factory in 1879, George Cadbury built a number of houses for key workers close to the factory.

The Bournville Village Trust was established in 1900 and the purpose built Quaker Meeting House was built in 1905 to the designs of William Alexander Harvey.

Internal changes to the meeting room carried out in 1935 included the removal of the rostrum; the replacement of a platform; and the removal of panelling within the arch of the south hall.

An extension was built in 1960 for a children's room with a smaller library and cloakrooms. This was designed by Selby Clewer, the chief architect of the Bournville Village Trust. The library was opened in 1988 to make a lobby area, and the main hall was re-roofed, internal front doors were added, and ancillary facilities were reconfigured.

You enter the House through the green doors.

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As you go in to the building there is a pair of black and white portrait photographs of Dame Elizabeth Cadbury (1858 - 1951) and her husband George Cadbury (1839 - 1922).

Outside of the Friends Meeting House is a bronze bust of George and his ashes were buried there following his death.

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There is also a plaque to celebrate the planting of a Cedar Tree outside the buiding on the 24th June 1948 by Elizabeth Mary Cadbury during the year of her 90th birthday. This has now grown into the tree that is wrapped with Christmas lights between November and January each year.

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The house is a magnificent space similar in design to Bournville Village Primary School which was also designed by architect William Alexander Harvey.

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A roll of memory contains some of the Cadbury family and a number of other Quaker's who have passed away.

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A wonderful organ and clock can be found above the door.

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Outside is the Cedar Tree, on this occasion used to announce "Quakers for Climate Justice".

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We hope you enjoyed our post with greaat photography from Elliott Brown.

More posts and features and a map of City Gems can be found at www.BirminghamGems.com

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Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi - enjoy our visit shared with you!

Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi was opened in 1925, 3 years after the death of George Cadbury who had always wanted an Anglican church in the Bournville village. The church was designed by William Alexander Harvey. The South Chapel was built in 1966.

Enjoy this post and photography by Elliott Brown taken during Birmingham's Heritage Week (September 2021).

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Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi - enjoy our visit shared with you!





Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi was opened in 1925, 3 years after the death of George Cadbury who had always wanted an Anglican church in the Bournville village. The church was designed by William Alexander Harvey. The South Chapel was built in 1966.

Enjoy this post and photography by Elliott Brown taken during Birmingham's Heritage Week (September 2021).


The church is located on Linden Road.

Despite being a Quaker, George Cadbury had always wanted an Anglican church to be built in Bournville. The Hall was built in 1913 and the church followed in 1925. 

The South Chapel was opened in 1966 by Laurence and Joyce Cadbury in memory of their children, Julian, Anthea and Lindsay.

Here are some exterior photos of the church.

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Now inside the church.

The ceiling inside St Francis of Assisi Church in Bournville is in the style that William Alexander Harvey was noted for.

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Here is the pulpit inside the church.

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Here is the alterpiece inside the church.

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Next to the alterpiece is the organ.

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There is a stained glass window in memory of Lt. John Barclay who was killed flying from H.M.S. Seahawk on 11th March 1953, aged just 24.

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The South Chapel opened in 1966 by Laurence and Joyce Cadbury in memory of their children, Julian, Anthea and Lindsay (who all sadly died very young).

Alexander Lindsay Aitkin Turner (1927 - 1964) aged 37, Anthea Karen Turner (1936 - 1964) aged 28  and Julian St. John Cadbury (1926 - 1950) aged 24.

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We hope you enjoyed our post.

More posts and features and a map of City Gems can be found at www.BirminghamGems.com

Photos taken by Elliott Brown can also be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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