Plans for a new 120,000 sq ft development, that will provide new workspace for digital and tech businesses, have been approved by Birmingham City Council.
The new £30m Enterprise Wharf is being developed by Bruntwood SciTech at the Innovation Birmingham campus.
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.
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.”
Located next to both Aston University and Birmingham City University, Bruntwood SciTech’s Innovation Birmingham campus is already a magnet for digital tech entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale ups and large corporates.
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.”
Enterprise Wharf is currently scheduled for completion in 2022.