Waterloo Hotel, Shireland Road, Smethwick - Sandwell

The Waterloo Hotel was built in 1907 by Wood and Kendrick for local brewers, Mitchells & Butler, in the baroque style with terracotta dressings. This is a near complete example of an Edwardian showpiece pub and commercial hotel, which retains many interior features including the ornately tiled basement grill room. The upper floors have been converted into flats and are partially occupied. Discussions are underway with potential users for the ground floor and basement grill room.

Waterloo Hotel, Shireland Road, Smethwick - Sandwell
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE WATERLOO HOTEL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1261644
  • Local Planning Authority: Sandwell
  • Site Type: Commercial > Hotel


  • Building Name: Waterloo Hotel
  • Street Name: Shireland Road
  • Locality: Smethwick
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Sandwell
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Warley
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA