BBC’s New Digbeth Home Reveals Wider Masterplan


Stoford has lodged plans for the BBC’s new home at the historic Typhoo Building in Birmingham. 

3D of BBC's new digbeth home
Credit: Stoford
by Rory ButlerNovember 24, 2022

The broadcaster will relocate from The Mailbox in the city, to the new 84,001 sq ft Digbeth building in 2025. 

When built, the Bordesley Street site, currently Typhoo Wharf, will be one of the city’s first net-zero carbon offices.   

Editorial teams, including The Archers, BBC Asian Network, BBC Newsbeat, BBC Radio WM and Midlands Today will operate there. 

The historic Typhoo Building (1929) has stood empty for decades. The new build will have an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM rating and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of ‘A’, said Stoford. 

On the job: 

  • Glenn Howells Architects 
  • Grant Associates 
  • Turley 

Wider plans: 

  • 800,000 sq ft of residential, office, hospitality   
  • A new Canalside Quarter 
  • Cafes, bars and terraces 
  • A new tram system  
  • Public open spaces  

“Typhoo Wharf is a significant opportunity, which will not only catalyse reinvigoration of the wider area, but will also help to kick-start further private and public sector investment into Digbeth’s Built Environment and transport connections,” said Gerard Ludlow, Director at Stoford. 

Stoford was approached for further detail.  

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