Upper Trinity Street Digbeth

An opportunity to restore the urban fabric along Upper Trinity Street

Our aim is to provide urban housing as well as retail leisure and hotel accommodation in this key part of the city. This will include a range of event, work and creative spaces that reflect, retain and enhance the unique character and heritage of Digbeth. We understand that the sense of ‘Digbethness’ is unique both in Birmingham and the UK and we will ensure that it is reinforced by our proposals.


A vibrant 24/7 destination

Upper Trinity Street is a 5.1-acre development plot in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham.

Cole Waterhouse plan to convert the existing industrial environment into a new cultural, commercial and residential neighbourhood built around a new public park and network of accessible yards and squares.

The vision for Upper Trinity Street is a response to the Curzon HS2 and emerging Digbeth Masterplans forming part of the wider evolution of Digbeth and complementing other development proposals in the area.

With close proximity to Birmingham city centre and planned improvements to transport infrastructure, including the new West Midlands Metro line, Adderley Street tram stop and HS2 Curzon Street station, this part of south Birmingham has strong development potential and will create a great community for hundreds to live and work within.

With creative, cultural and commercial spaces at ground level, new urban housing at heights of up to 31 storeys, a new public park with public art and a network of yards and squares, it is hoped that Upper Trinity Street will become a destination in itself, connecting the existing canal network and proposed Skypark on Duddeston Viaduct to the rest of Digbeth.

Existing heritage elements will be utilised to shape the community, with the in-situ lock-keepers cottage, canal pump house and culvert all incorporated into the Pump House Park.

When complete, the development will consist of approximately 946 residential units, including one, two and three bed apartments and duplex apartments, as well as live-work space, 60,000 square foot of commercial space and a 133-bed hotel.

Project Team

  • Funding Partner: TBC
  • Main contractor: TBC
  • Architect: Corstorphine & Wright
  • Planning Consultant: Barton Willmore
  • Project Manager: Henry Riley LLP
  • Cost Consultant: Henry Riley LLP
  • Landscape Architect: Exterior Architecture
  • Structural Engineer: Renaissance Associates Ltd
  • Mechanical & Electrical: Novo Integration Ltd
  • Transport: Mode Transport Planning

Facts and Figures

Upper Trinity Street

+812k sq ft

Total Square Feet


Residential Units


Hotel Bedrooms

+63k sq ft

Commercial Space


Development Value

Q2 2026

Phase 1 Due for Completion




Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4EG


Key milestones


Q1 2022

Phase 1 Construction Commences

Q2 2024

Phase 1 Project Completion

Q4 2023

Phase 2 Construction Commences

Q3 2025

Phase 2 Project Completion

Q2 2025

Phase 3 Construction Commences

Q1 2027

Phase 3 Project Completion

Q3 2026

Phase 4 Construction Commences

Q2 2029

Phase 4 Project Completion



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