Pressworks Birmingham - Placemaking with Community

Pressworks is a residential-led artisan community of c. 648+ apartments spread over two plots, within buildings ranging from seven to 23 storeys.


Bounded by Bradford Street, Barford Street & Rea Street

Digbeth, Birmingham

View the site map HERE.



DeveloperProsperity Investments and Developments Ltd

ArchitectsGlancy Nicholls Architects, Fira

Project Manager/ Quantity SurveyorRLF

Contractor: TBC

Planning ConsultantPJ Planning

Planning Application Number2021/05811/PA


The Development

Pressworks is an artisan community of c. 648+ apartments spread over two plots, within buildings ranging from seven to 23 storeys.

The site, made up of post-industrial buildings, will make way to deliver a new one- and two-bedroom apartment community complemented by commercial usages for creatives, private and public spaces, as well as new green infrastructure, including a linear park.

Plot 1 – Bradford Street, Rea Street and Cheapside – features an interconnected perimeter of buildings ranging from seven to 11 storeys – this will maintain a corridor of builds with designs reflecting the area’s history.

Plot 2 will see builds of 8-9 & 23 storeys – these have been designed to enable a cluster of height around the new park whilst remaining subservient to the talls planned nearby.

Great importance will be placed on amenity spaces for residents, both internally and externally; with public & private gardens, community rooftop spaces, courtyards, and balconies, with access to c.364 cycles.

Pressworks, images from Glancy Nicholls Architects. 


Project dates

14 Jul 2021 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520