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An icon of the city’s past and future

Once an integral part of Birmingham’s industrial past, the Victorian section of STEAMhouse was originally the headquarters for the Eccles Rubber and Cycle Company. In 2007, most of the building was destroyed by fire and remained derilict until being restored by Birmingham City University and re-launched as STEAMhouse in 2022.

STEAMhouse is a symbol of Birmingham’s commitment to industry and arts – a first of its kind centre for collaborative innovation working at the intersection of Science, Techhnology, Engineering and the Arts (STEAM).

 

 

 

NEW! Digital Labs

If you need access to expertise, space, kit and equipment to build your next digital product, then our newly launched Digital Labs are for you.

The lab spaces include; the Growth Lab – a specialist collaborative workspace, the Create Lab – full of digital kit and equipment to experiment with, and the SoundLab® – a purpose-built Ambersonic testing space in partnership with global engineering consultancy, Arup.

 

Collaborative Co-working

Our co-working spaces are perfect for start up or scaling businesses. Share space with like-minded businesses from across sectors, enjoy inspiring community events and access specialist industry support.

Every light-filled space is equipped with social areas, bookable meeting rooms, secure storage, refreshments, and staff on hand when you need them. To locate your business at STEAMhouse, sign up as a Workspace Member today and you’ll get immediate support from mentors, a programme of community events, and connections with industry networks.

 

Production Space 

The STEAMhouse Production Space is fully equipped with everything you need to prototype, fabricate and assemble. The space comprises material and process zones with specialist equipment to help you experiment with wood, metal, textiles, biomaterials, 3d printing, plastics and more.

In addition to all the kit you need, our specialist technicians are on hand to guide and advise you on the right materials and processes to get your idea production ready. Sign up as a Maker Member from just £50 p/m and start your making journey today!

 

 

Creative Studio

Our Studio space is a home for your start up or growing creative business. Join a like-minded community of practice that includes architects, designers, artists, performers, and more.

Situated in the Victorian heart of the building, the Studio features a triple-height ceiling that floods the space with light. Get messy on large format layout tables, customise your workbench, and present on 4k screens. Sign up as a Studio Member today and start your creative journey.

 

Hot-desks and Meeting Rooms

Every central space at STEAMhouse is designed to make collaboration happen. Purposefully designed so you can drop-in, plug-in and get working. Our hot-desking space is light-filled and airy with a view across the inner workings of the building.

High speed Wi-Fi, USB charging, open desks, private booths, presentation screens and bookable meeting rooms – sign up as an Associate Member and get access today.

 

Venue Hire

Looking for an inspring venue for your next event? STEAMhouse is your destination for collaborative space; with all the tech you need, catering, keynote speakers, and additional support with event design and facilitation.

All spaces can be hired in combination or individually, giving you exclusive access to host your event in one of the city’s flagship buildings.

 

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