Methodist Central Hall, Corporation Street, Birmingham - Birmingham

A substantial building constructed in 1903-4 by E and JA Harper in red brick and terracotta. The ground floor is in various retail uses, some vacant, the upper floors are vacant. Planning approval and Listed Building Consent was previously granted for conversion to mixed office/residential use, but this was not implemented and has now expired. Birmingham City Council negotiated with the owner to undo unauthorised works, but the building continues to deteriorate with extensive vegetation at upper levels. Planning perrmission was granted in 2018 for a hotel and apart-hotel use.

Methodist Central Hall, Corporation Street, Birmingham - Birmingham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: METHODIST CENTRAL HALL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1075607
  • Local Planning Authority: Birmingham
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Methodist Central Hall
  • Street Name: Corporation Street
  • Locality: Birmingham
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Birmingham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Birmingham, Ladywood
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA