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. That roof is still protecting the core historic building.

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:
    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