Glasswater Locks, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

Glasswater Locks is Birmingham's distinctive new canal-side destination that will deliver up to 716 apartments and luxury duplexes in builds ranging from one to 37-storeys.


Belmont Row, Birmingham 

View the site map HERE.


PROJECT TEAM: (Subject to change)

Developer: Berkeley Group (St. Joseph)

Architect(s): Corstorphine+Wright, Glenn Howells, Murdoch Wickham

Principal Contractor: St. Joseph; Subcontractors TBA

Enquiries: TBD



Glasswater Locks is Birmingham’s distinctive new canalside destination.

Transforming a derelict site full of industrial heritage, the phaseable placemaking regeneration will deliver up to c. 716 stylish one to three-bedroom apartments and duplexes in buildings ranging from one to 37-storeys (123m).

The site – close to the forthcoming HS2 network, and the emerging Knowledge Quarter – will inject new life into the canal-side, with high-quality new public squares, and elevated shared podiums containing a mixture of alfresco restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Residents will have a canal-side club with elevated, residents-only courtyard gardens, lounges, 24-hour concierge, Juliet balconies, reading and co-working areas, a games room, a cinema room, and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

Seven buildings will be built, with the first phase including 59-bed Ashted Wharf and 60-bed Belmont Wharf – two nine-storey buildings featuring one- and two-bedrooms and those impressive residents’ facilities listed above.

Subsequent phases, which we will update as the project evolves, include Cardigan Wharf and Curzon Wharf – again, two nine-storey buildings; 18-storey Cameo Works; and the signature 37-storey Glasswater Tower.

Up to 769 bicycles will be allocated, with underground parking for 108, 15 disabled, and around 10 electric vehicle bays.


August 2022

September -

Images from Stephen Giles.

Project dates

18 Jul 2019 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520