Incredible space. Perfect placeOUR VISION

Introducing Birmingham's newest and most exciting city quarter. Positively alive with possibilities. A true mixed-use development... business + leisure + retail + learning + living. A place where you'll want your office to be.

Find inspiration from your surroundings. Window shop between meetings, catch up with clients over a coffee. Or just take a stroll along the canal side. At Eastside Locks, everything happens and anything's possible.

The Masterplan

Planned to Perfection

Whatever your business, whatever your goals, you can plan for success at Eastside Locks. Outline planning consent has been approved to create 650,000 sq ft of prime, Grade A office space in a thriving, mixed-use development unlike any other in the city. Eventually rising to 800,000 sq ft, the meticulously-considered masterplan will see the delivery of an urban development that's truly distinct from other higher density schemes in every conceivable way. Benefiting from being both water side and park side (and with a strong emphasis on vibrant public spaces) Eastside Locks will offer a cost-effective alternative to Birmingham's traditional central business district – with absolutely no compromise on quality.

Typical ground floor uses:

  •  Commercial
  •  Residential
  •  Hotel
  •  BCC Multistorey Car Park
  •  Student Residential
  •  Birmingham City University
  • Residential

Combined effort,
Shared success

Hailed as the most important development scheme at Eastside by Birmingham City Council, Eastside Locks is a true 21st century transformation. With the support of the Council, along with the HCA and other key bodies, Eastside Locks truly puts the emphasis on partnership, collaboration and a shared vision for both the city and the region.

The schedule of works

Three developments: each distinctive, impressive and designed to the highest specifications.

6 Cardigan Street
A single office building arranged over ground, plus three upper floors.

8 Cardigan Street
Extending the amount of high quality Grade A office accommodation by an additional 83,571 sq ft.

Belmont Works
A stand-out, locally listed, red brick Victorian building built in 1899.

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Belmont Works

A Grade A locally listed red brick and terracotta Victorian factory built at the end of the 19th century, Belmont Works has, in its time, served as the headquarters of the Eccles Rubber and Cycle Company and, from the 1960s, the Co-operative Society had offices there. Now begins an exciting new chapter in the building's history, with 21,248 sq ft (net) arranged over lower ground, ground, first and second floors.

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8 Cardigan Street

Situated immediately north of 6 Cardigan Street, 8 Cardigan Street extends the amount of high quality Grade A office accommodation at Eastside Locks by a further 83,571 sq ft.

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6 Cardigan Street

Located at the corner of Cardigan Street and Gopsal Street in an urban landscape setting adjacent to a shared central courtyard, 6 Cardigan Street consists of a single office building arranged over ground, plus three upper floors. The building was let to BCU in May 2016 for management offices and named the Joseph Priestley Building.

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Pound Square

A place to relax, a space to reflect. The Digbeth branch of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal forms an integral part of the Eastside Locks development. Take a morning stroll with a coffee or find inspiration between meetings. Meet up with friends before dinner, or just watch the boats come and go.

Eastside View

Bright side. Cool side. Fun side. Right side. Eastside Locks is Birmingham's newest place to be whatever you want to be. Shop, work, meet, eat, play, greet. Do it all in the city's newest and most buzzing quarter. Here's where everything happens. Who knows what tomorrow has in store?

Birmingham City University

Home to 18 leading universities, Birmingham is truly a high calibre graduate skills base. Embracing the city's reputation as a seat of learning, Eastside Locks will feature modern accommodation for 659 university students. Another reason why Eastside is the young, buzzing, re-energised place to be.

BCU City Locks

Providing accommodation for more than 650 Birmingham City University students, City Locks (built by Alumno Developments) features both en suite and non-en suite rooms arranged in clusters and providing views of the newly developed City Park and city centre skyline. The ground floor has been dedicated to business start-ups, whilst a shop will be accessible by resident students, businesses and the wider local community.

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