Digbeth is home to a growing neighbourhood of friendly, creative people, busy getting things done in Birmingham’s former industrial heartland. This is a place where free spirits, creators and thinkers thrive — a true community.
The industrial Revolution set the touch paper for an era of unprecedented invention and accomplishment in Birmingham. Digbeth, a manufacturing centre since the Middle Ages, was its engine. Today, many of the neighbourhood’s empty industrial buildings are being repurposed and revitalised after sitting empty for decades.
The Bond is just a ten-minute walk from the Bullring, 13-minute walk from New Street and nine-minute walk from Moor Street Station. It’s also five minutes from Birmingham Coach Station and the soon-to-arrive HS2 station at Curzon Street. You can drive to Spaghetti Junction and the M6 in under 10 minutes.
The Birmingham Eastside Metro extension to Digbeth, with a Digbeth High St Metro stop, will serve the HS2 station at Curzon Street and get you into the city centre even more quickly. HS2 will provide high-speed rail links between Birmingham and Leeds, Manchester and London. Once it’s ready in 2026, you can zip from Digbeth to Central London in 49 short minutes.
The Birmingham canal network is one of the most intricate in the world. Some say it’s even more extensive than Venice. But undoubtedly, it’s an astonishing feat of Victorian engineering, comprising 100 miles of canals.
During the Industrial Revolution, these canals were busy, bustling waterways transporting coal, iron and other heavy goods right around the clock. They played a crucial role in the success of Birmingham and the Black Country. And the 137-mile Grand Union Canal was a key artery, linking London to Birmingham as it passed through rolling countryside, industrial towns and peaceful villages.
The Bond sits at the junction of the River Rea and the Grand Union Canal, with its own wharf. This skilfully reimagined canal-side oasis is perfectly set up for all kinds of creative enterprises, from emerging businesses to established independents. It’s flexible, allowing you to grow, explore and express yourself. Connections happen organically at The Bond, but you’re also fully wired in to the wider world.
As well as workspaces and studios The Bond plays host to event spaces providing a certain authentic industrial aesthetic you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.
180–182 Fazeley St