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
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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


  • 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

Contact Details

Nick Molyneux 0121 625 6857

Next steps

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