Former Belmont Works


The former Belmont Works is an unlisted building of merit which has significance as a handsome 19th century ‘free-style’ building, reflecting the architectural exuberance characteristic of Birmingham’s thriving ‘Workshop of the World’ manufacturing industry. The building makes a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the Warwick Bar Conservation Area – centred on the Digbeth and Grand Union canals. This significance has been severely compromised by a fire in 2007 which has left the building in ruinous state – at risk of further decay.

Insall has advised on the proposals for Belmont Works since 2015; most recently the production of a Historic Building Report in support proposals produced in collaboration with Birmingham City University as part of their STEAMhouse concept; re-using this now derelict industrial building of local importance and introducing an iconic new piece of architecture which will house the ‘factory of the future’.