Digbeth - plans, developments and use of the waterways (A Centre for Pride of Place Collaboration)

With the Grand Union Canal and River Rea running through Digbeth, there are so many opportunities being explored and developments planned.

This project is a way of engaging and involving community in all the potential offered by this existing infrastructure.  It connects to the maps of the city and the huge following of both community and investors in these digital representations of Birmingham and its many opportunities.

Here is a map of the waterways running through Digbeth.  Note:  We have included on this version of our map other layers such as tram stops, HS2 developments and rail lines.

Then let's bring in our map of layers such as existing builds, history, art and new developments swithed on to see how exciting a time it is for Digbeth and their community.

Together with those companies involved in many of the exciting projects underway, completed or due to commence, we will look at the many opportunities facing this area of the city.

This regularly updated feature will engage and involve the community in a truly exciting project that will capitalise on Digbeth's massive potential given the waterways of the Grand Uniojn Canal and the River Rea. 

Grand Union Canal (Digbeth branch)

The Digbeth branch of the Grand Union Canal stretches from the junction of the canal (location of the historic Gun xxxxx) all the way to where it passes under the Bordesley Middleway. 



In this stretch of the canal, there are some wonderful Birmingham Gems as well as some great developments planned. 






Project dates

26 May 2024 - On-going


Rivers, lakes & canals


Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com