Posted on 28th July, 2020

At the Heart of Birmingham – Digbeth is Bursting with Life

By Emily O'Donoghue

By 2031, Birmingham will have undergone a transformational change that will see substantial economic growth furthering its dynamic presence on the international stage.

Today, it is a city of outstanding statistics with a regional economy in excess of £90 billion.

It is also a city setting an exceptional benchmark for a quality lifestyle – with the cost of living some 60% lower than London.

Thanks to its innovative 18th Century industrialists building a canal network to aid trading networks, the city has more miles of canals than Venice with 56 kilometres of waterways.

Birmingham is also the youngest city in Europe, with under 25’s accounting for nearly 40% of its population.

Its food and drink culture has also seen a rapid expansion in recent years and now the city has more Michelin-starred restaurants on its doorstep than any other UK city outside London.

The city has a diverse and eclectic culture with over 30% of the population coming from ethnic minorities, creating a real melting pot for the city’s diverse and evolutionary attitude.

It also is a greener city than you might think; the greater Birmingham area has protected over 8,000 acres of some of the finest parkland in the UK.

The oldest part of Birmingham, Digbeth is an historic area with a fascinating past. Today, buildings survive from as far back at the 1300’s.

The hard work and creativity that once defined the area remains – Digbeth is the leading destination for creative businesses and independent shops outside of London.

The Forge is conveniently located in the central location of Digbeth which has been earmarked as the main residential growth area of the city and will be home to the new HS2 hub site around the corner on Curzon Street.

The area is full of character and the home of industry in the Midlands, as evidenced by the architecture and buildings within this conservation area.

The regeneration of these buildings is creating some fabulous places to eat, sleep and play and The Forge is at the epicentre of this.

The Forge, Digbeth

Just moments away from Birmingham’s thriving City Centre and less than 5 minutes away from Birmingham New Street and Grand Central, it is easy to forget you are so centrally located.

The Forge is a stunning development that will deliver 140 luxury apartments in one- and two-bedroom residences.

It provides purchases the opportunity to enjoy all that Birmingham has to offer across a wide variety of home choices from first time buyers to families.