Plot 3A Birmingham Smithfield, 2025

Sustainable, flexible, urban workspace

Birmingham Smithfield Manor Square View Haworth Tompkins

The regeneration of Smithfield, an area in Birmingham city centre known for its rich trading history, is a joint venture between Birmingham City Council and Lendlease and we have been working with them on one of the plots within the wider Prior and Partners masterplan. The vision for Plot 3A is to deliver an exciting new workplace offer, with a design that celebrates its adjacency to Manor Square and its connection to Central Boulevard. With its proximity to Digbeth, the aim is to create an urban workspace which facilitates and drives a new economy, attracting and retaining skilled workers and creative entrepreneurs.

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Haworth Tompkins Birmingham Smithfield Festival Square Retail Elevation

Our mixed-use and commercial project, designed in collaboration with Minesh Patel Architects, will include over 20,000m² of office space, as well as a mix of retail and leisure facilities overlooking Festival Square. The building has been designed with ‘flexibility’ in mind, allowing smaller start-up businesses to stay, and grow, within the building rather than moving elsewhere in search of a larger space. We are targeting BREEAM Excellent, WELL Building Gold and NABERS 5 Star certification for the commercial space. A decision on the planning submission is expected in 2024 and if approved, construction on site would begin later this year.

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Birmingham Smithfield Lobby Haworth Tompkins


Collaborating Architect

Minesh Patel

Structural Engineer


Landscape Design Consultant


Services Engineer


Sustainability Consultant


Ecology Consultant


Acoustic Consultant


Approved Inspector


Waste Consultant

Buro Happold

Vertical Transport Consultant