Birmingham City Council has this week approved plans for a new development that will provide new workspace for digital and tech businesses, supporting the rapid growth of the sector in the West Midlands.
Our £30 million scheme, Enterprise Wharf, is being developed by Bruntwood SciTech at the AA-masterplanned Innovation Birmingham campus, located in the city’s Eastside area next to the new HS2 station, Aston University, and Birmingham City University.
The building will feature a large, open plan reception and collaboration space, cycle storage and kit drying room, showers and a roof garden and will be delivered alongside new outdoor breakout space, landscaping and public realm, including improved access to the adjacent Birmingham and Fazeley canal.
James Hall, Director said:
“When Enterprise Wharf is completed in 2022, it will provide contemporary, flexible office space with high quality shared facilities for technology-focussed tenants. They will also be drawn to Innovation Birmingham’s ever-growing community. Already over 170 businesses are located there making it the UK’s largest dedicated digital tech campus of entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale ups and large corporates working in high growth sectors such as edtech, sportstech, medtech, VR, AR and cybersecurity.”
David Hardman, Managing Director, Bruntwood SciTech – Birmingham, said:
“The West Midlands is home to an ever-expanding digital tech ecosystem. Connecting start-ups with global corporates and the public sector is crucial to its evolution. Enterprise Wharf will help to expand our innovation community and help the sector flourish.”
Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, added:
“A thriving digital economy is essential for the city’s future and Enterprise Wharf will provide the kind of quality infrastructure that’s needed to entice established players to Birmingham, while also helping to catalyse future success stories from within our community of entrepreneurs.”