Office space plans for historic Typhoo tea factory in Birmingham
A 1930s Typhoo tea factory in Birmingham has been placed on the open market by Jones Lang LaSalle, with planning permission to be redeveloped into a mixed-use scheme comprising housing, parking, a gym and commercial space.
The new scheme could also see part of the historic factory, which has been vacant since 1999, transformed into office space for the Digbeth area.
Other possibilities, of which the city council are reportedly open to, include student housing, hotels, healthcare and additional residential development.
“This historical building is an excellent site located in very close proximity to the city centre and universities,” said Simon Dicken of Jones Lang LaSalle, according to TheBusinessDesk. “The whole Eastside area has been highlighted as a major regeneration area by Birmingham City Council, which this development will definitely benefit from.”
The building is located on the corner of Bordesley Street and New Canal Street, placing it within walking distance of Moor Street train station.
Tea was produced at the factory from the building’s construction in the 1930s until 1978, at which point it was then used for a variety of commercial reasons before becoming vacant in 1999.