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The Canal House

Location Birmingham

Client New World Trading Co.

Sector Leisure

Status Complete

Area 836sqm

A central Birmingham canal-side public house vacant for 8 years. The aim, to reconnect the site to its former industrial heritage from its 1980s facelift.

Historically the site was occupied by the Old Wharf terminus in the Gas Street basin of the Birmingham Canal where narrowboats picked up and off loaded their goods to continue their journey. This had been demolished to make way for the 1980s pub.

A particular and unusual challenge was the design of the new roof with the crane and hoist. Brock Carmichael provided construction drawings for this as part of the shell works package.

Brock Carmichael’s role in the project was Architect and Design Coordinator and Construction Design and Management (CDM) as Principal Designer. The team also included Innov8 as CDM consultants, P4 Planning and Paul Danson Imagineering. Paul Danson worked with Brock Carmichael to develop the concept and the interior.

Plans were approved and the project completed to typically tight timescales. It opened in August ahead of the planned October 2017 as a destination bar and restaurant and has been instrumental in rejuvenating this area of Birmingham.

The Canal House remains a flagship property for New World Trading and a great place to go for an event or night out to admire the intriguing interior and canal side architecture.

Over a three-year period of involvement with New World Trading, Brock Carmichael delivered twelve other Botanist Restaurants around the Country.