Soho Foundry, Foundry Lane, Smethwick - Sandwell

Foundry built in 1795: the world's first integrated steam engine manufactory, established by Boulton & Watt. Historic England and the Local Authority grant aided a temporary roof to stabilise the structure in 2009. Discussions continue with the owners and the Local Authority to ensure maintenance of the temporary roof and to secure the site.

Soho Foundry, Foundry Lane, Smethwick - Sandwell
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: SOHO FOUNDRY FORMER BOULTON AND WATT FOUNDRY PATTERN STORES AND ERECTING SHOPS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1268451
  • Local Planning Authority: Sandwell
  • Site Type: Industrial > Engineering industry site

Location

  • Building Name: Soho Foundry
  • Street Name: Foundry Lane
  • Locality: Smethwick
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Sandwell
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Warley
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, SM

Contact Details

Nick Molyneux 0121 625 6857

Next steps

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