Birmingham City University’s new incubator venue gathers STEAM

Belmont Works 1

Derelict site set to become new education and commercial hub

Birmingham City University (BCU) is bringing a derelict piece of the city’s industrial heritage back to life as a venue for collaboration between academia and business in a bid to incubate the next wave of industrial innovation in the city.

The 1899 Belmont Works site and former home to the Eccles Rubber and Cycle Company on Cardigan Street, which adjoins BCU’s Eastside campus and has been derelict since a fire in 2007, will be the venue for a new education, research and commercial hub that may become a blueprint for other universities in the UK.

Called STEAMhouse, and due to open in 2021, it will bring together different academic disciplines from science, technology and the arts alongside innovators in start-up and established businesses.


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