Birmingham's award-winning island community
Welcome to Birmingham’s most exciting place to live.
Circled by a kilometre of historic canal, Port Loop is now an established community just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Proud winners of Best regeneration initiative at Housebuilder Awards and Placemaking Project of the Year at Midlands Business Insider Residential Awards 2020.
The Port Loop masterplan has already delivered South Loop Park; central Birmingham’s first new public green spaces in over a decade, Ladywood Leisure Centre; a new state of the art gym and swimming pool, YARD, the city's first Art House for residents and local community, plus over 100 new homes.
But we're only just getting started...
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Feel connected to the city
Port Loop is nestled between Birmingham Canal Old Line and the Birmingham Canal, just a 15-minute walk from Birmingham city centre. Its island location was once the industrial heart of the city, so the tow paths that served its factories provide superb, direct routes to the city centre. You can go by foot or jump on a bike. You could even take the water bus.
With tranquil Edgbaston Reservoir five minutes to the north and buzzing Brindleyplace just 15 minutes away to the south, it really is brilliantly connected.
Place in the making
Creating our future neighbourhood
Port Loop has already created its first park; one acre of public open green space, welcomed its first residents and won a handful of awards for placemaking. The future neighbourhood has officially arrived and we can’t wait to show you around.
A place in history
Rich in industrial heritage
The arrival of the canal in 1769 transformed the city of Birmingham into the city of a thousand trades. Engineered by James Brindley, the canal followed the contours of the landscape and now forms the eastern boundary of the island that Port Loop calls home. Stroll down the scenic tow path to the city centre and you’ll walk through one of the powerhouses of the industrial revolution, its distinctive red brick buildings now enjoying a new lease of life as bars, businesses and cool places to eat.
Meet the design team
A project this scale could not be delivered without the creative flair and imagination of the design team and collaboration of leading developers, architects and designers.
Port Loop is being delivered through a joint venture with Places for People and Urban Splash, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Canal & River Trust. The masterplan was created by Macreanor Lavington, award-winning architects with a particular expertise in housing, public buildings and regeneration and detailed first phase partners have included Glenn Howells Architects, shedkm and Grant Associates.