Phoenix Brickwork have been appointed as a masonry contractor by Bowmer + Kirkland on Birmingham City University STEAMHouse project. The works comprise of the renovation of Birmingham’s 121-year-old Belmont Works factory and new build extension including a full height water tower.
The Belmont Works factory, which at one time made bicycles and other times linen clothing, bedsteads and pianos, has stood derelict in Birmingham’s East side since being gutted by a fire in 2007.
Bowmer & Kirkland’s overhaul includes a large extension behind the façade and a full-scale reconstruction of its 27m high water tower.
Phoenix commenced works in October 2020 for 26 weeks on the supply and fix project, worth approx £1.8 million prestigious scheme in Digbeth, Birmingham. Phoenix were engaged early by B+K to assist with the design process due to the extensive brick detailing and logistical challenges that would be faced.