British Rail Goods Office (Curzon Street Station), Birmingham - Birmingham

Original terminus of the London to Birmingham railway by Philip Hardwick. Built in 1838 in the Ionic style. The building is owned by the City Council and has been vacant for over 11 years. Repairs to the roof have been undertaken, but water ingress is still a problem and there have been stonework falls from the cornice. Potential for redevelopment in association with HS2 exists; the building is included in the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan in the 'Visit' quarter. A planning application has been approved for its re-use as offices and as part of HS2.

British Rail Goods Office (Curzon Street Station), Birmingham - Birmingham
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Curzon Street: The Former Principal Building Of The Birmingham Terminus For The London-Birmingham Railway
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1343086
    Local Planning Authority:
    Birmingham
    Site Type:
    Transport > Railway transport site

Location

    Building Name:
    British Rail Goods Office (Curzon Street Station)
    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:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    E
    Ownership:
    Local authority