New tech hub planned by Innovation Birmingham
Innovation Birmingham is planning a new hub for growing tech businesses in the city centre.
Property group Bruntwood unveiled proposals to expand the Innovation Birmingham Campus with a new building entitled Enterprise Wharf.
It is expected to have 120,000 sq ft of office space across 11 floors, external cycle storage, showers, lockers and existing electric charging points alongside new public realm and improved access to the adjacent canal.
A planning application is set to be submitted in the coming months.
The project is being led by Bruntwood SciTech, which recently announced a 50/50 joint venture with Legal & General worth £185 million.
Bruntwood said Enterprise Wharf will provide flexible office space for the city’s growing digital and tech community.
Designed by Associated Architects, it will be primarily for scale-ups as well as national and international tech businesses.
David Hardman, managing director of Bruntwood SciTech - Birmingham, said: "We are very excited to bring forward this next phase of Innovation Birmingham Campus, fulfilling its potential and the benefits it can bring to the city and wider region.
"There is already a thriving tech community in place here and Enterprise Wharf will contribute further to the growth of Birmingham's knowledge economy.
"This is an amazing time for Birmingham with HS2 and globally significant events like the 2022 Commonwealth Games so it is a perfect time to expand."