The Dean, Methodist Central Hall - A Birmingham Gem!

Methodist Central Hall is to become a 155 bedroom hotel, complete with a new three-storey extension to provide a flagship Sophie's restaurant and bar.


Methodist Central Hall

196-224 Corporation Street 

Birmingham, B4 6QB 

View the site map HERE.



Developer: Oakmount (*Creative Cedar Ltd*)

Architect: TODD Architects

Operator: Press Up Hospitality Group

Quantity Surveyor: The Construction Consultants (TCC)

Structural Engineer: Heyne Tillett Steel

Principal Contractor: TBA

MEP Engineer: Semple McKillop

Interior Designer: O'Donnell O'Neill

Fire Engineer: Sweco

Access Consultant: RLB

Acoustics: Anderson Acoustics

Planning Consultant: SLR Consulting

Planning Application Number(s)2022/02598/PA, 2022/02607/PA

Targeted Completion: 2025



Methodist Central Hall is to be transformed into a hospitality and leisure destination anchored by a 155-bedroom 'The Dean' Hotel.

The 1904-built grade II* listed building will be fully and unequivocally restored by Irish developer Oakmount and sister leisure company Creative Cedar and will be operated by another of Oakmount's sister companies, Press Up Hospitality.

Known as ‘The Dean’ – a UK first – the building will see a viability-boosting three-storey glazed roof extension to house another UK first: a flagship Sophie’s restaurant and bar, with two terraces affording panoramic views across the city.

The hotel will see a full restoration of its Central Hall auditorium into a grand 1,500-capacity event venue, guaranteed to become one of the city's premier places to be, as well as offering basement and ground-level commercial and business units.

These will feature eight public bars, eateries, and leisure brands, such as the members-only 'The Dalton' club and cocktail bar, a 'Creative Cedar' gym, meeting rooms, and a traditional barber's.

The Dean, images from TODD Architects. 


Project dates

04 May 2022 - On-going


History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture


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