Digital and tech expansion bid at Innovation Birmingham Campus
Posted On January 7, 2020
Bruntwood SciTech has submitted a bid to create a new £30 million, 120,000 sq ft building at the Innovation Birmingham campus.
Bruntwood SciTech runs a portfolio of premises targeted primarily at start-ups and scale-ups in Manchester, Cheshire and Birmingham.
The application for Enterprise Wharf is now with Birmingham City Council for consideration. If approved, the new building will include flexible, smart workspace designed specifically for digital and tech businesses.
The proposed building features a large, open plan reception and collaboration space, cycle storage, showers and a roof garden.
David Hardman, managing director, Bruntwood SciTech in Birmingham, commented: “The West Midlands is home to an ever expanding digital tech ecosystem.
“Innovation Birmingham is at the heart of that with a proven track record of helping over 250 businesses start and scale and creating more than 500 jobs for the region.
“Connecting start-ups with corporates and the public sector is crucial to innovation, Enterprise Wharf will expand our innovative community and help the sector flourish in our region.”
The Enterprise Wharf planning application also features proposals for new landscaping and public realm including improved access to the adjacent Birmingham and Fazeley canal.
If the scheme is approved, work is expected to start on site early in 2020, with the building opening in late 2021.