Plans unveiled to transform Birmingham pub into apartments


Plans have been drawn up to convert a Birmingham pub into apartments.

The Fountain. Picture: Elliott Brown

The Fountain. Picture: Elliott Brown

The Fountain Inn, on the corner of Cheapside and Alcester Street in Digbeth, could be transformed if the scheme is given the go ahead.

The proposals would also see a neighbouring industrial unit replaced.

Developers hope to create 48 apartments as part of the scheme.

“Significant benefits”

In a planning statement, they said: “The workshop units which form the greater part of the existing accommodation on the site, have been vacant for the past three years.

An artist's impression of how the new development will look

An artist’s impression of how the new development will look

“The public house continues to trade, albeit very poorly, with low footfall and the resultant low income.

“The proposal will bring a number of significant benefits through the development of a vacant site in the emerging area of Cheapside and Digbeth.

“The surrounding area continues to evolve with a number of nearby sites also providing new accommodation for the city’s residents.”

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Birmingham City Council’s planning website.


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