Former School of Art, 496-500 Moseley Road, Moseley - Birmingham

Moseley School of Art was designed by WH Bidlake and built in 1899. It was bought from the Council in the 1980s by the Moseley Muslim Community Association (MMCA). Through the following years the building slowly deteriorated, with spalling stonework and leaking roofs needing repair. Feasibility work carried out by Historic England, the Architectural Heritage Fund and the MMCA indicated that a more intensive use would be appropriate. Repair carried out with grants by Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund are currently in progress.

Former School of Art, 496-500 Moseley Road, Moseley - Birmingham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: SCHOOL OF ART
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1343102
  • Local Planning Authority: Birmingham
  • Site Type: Education > College


  • Building Name: Former School of Art
  • Street Number: 496-500
  • Street Name: Moseley Road
  • Locality: Moseley
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Birmingham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Birmingham, Hall Green
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation

Contact Details

Cristina Gardiner 0121 625 6850

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England