The former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Grade II* listed building at the Digbeth Campus of South & City College Birmingham, on Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street. Built as the Floodgate Street Board School in 1891.


Where is The Listed Building (former Floodgate Street School)?

The Listed Building is on Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street in Digbeth. Today it is part of South & City College Birmingham - Digbeth Campus, High Street Deritend, Birmingham, B5 5SU.

 

In Brief

A former board school of 1891 designed by Martin & Chamberlain for the Birmingham School Board. It later became an annex of Hall Green College by the 1970s (which later became South Birmingham College, and now South & City College Birmingham). Gained Grade II* listed status in 1982.

Floodgate Street Board SchoolFormer Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth (October 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

History of the Floodgate Street Board School

The Floodgate Street Board School was built for the Birmingham School Board in 1891 to the designs of Martin & Chamberlain (William Martin & John Henry Chamberlain). It is on a site bound between Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street, and is now a part of the Digbeth Campus of South & City College Birmingham. The school continued on the site until 1939-40 when it was replaced by St Michael's Roman Catholic School. By the 1970s it was an annex to Hall Green Technical College. It became a Grade II* listed building in 1982. By the 2000s the college was a campus of South Birmingham College (they later merged with City College Birmingham during the 2010s).

Floodgate Street SchoolThe former Floodgate Street School on the corner of Floodgate Street and Moores Row in Digbeth (October 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Floodgate Street SchoolThe former Floodgate Street School from the train over the Bordesley Viaduct (April 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Fllodgate Street SchoolThe former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth (July 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Floodgate Street SchoolThe former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth from Moor Street Car Park (October 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Contact and further details:

South & City College Birmingham - Digbeth Campus

0121 694 5000

Project dates

23 Apr 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Education, Classic Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com