Citadel Chambers, 190 Corporation Street - A Birmingham Gem!

Thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Pizza Express left the building. Now an eyesore. Boston Tea Party is still here, but for how long? This is the dead end of Corporation Street.

Citadel Chambers

190 Corporation Street


B4 6QD


The existing building. Photo credit: Kinrise.


Architect: Architecture 00

Developer: Kinrise

Enquiries: To be determined

Artists Impression from Architecture 00.


In brief

Citadel Chambers will be restored to its former glory and repurposed to deliver high-quality Grade A Office accommodation.

Set behind a beautiful Victorian façade on 190 Corporation Street, Citadel currently houses 46,000 sqft of office and retail space.

The connected historic buildings will provide a series of affordable, modern flexible workspaces and state-of-the-art technology designed to stimulate social collaboration - all connected by a vast central atrium social space, which will also play host to events.

Existing commercial units still in active use will remain, however, an additional café/coffee shop will be introduced, creating a welcoming environment into the building. 

All communal areas created within will provide ample circulation space that will create a sense of community; meeting rooms, co-working spaces, studios, booths and laptop bars will all be provided.

Minimal external alterations will include a new entrance arrangement on Corporation Street; a new set back glazed sliding entrance door; and an existing canopy replaced with an illuminated signage box.


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Citadel - History

Citadel Chambers Building was was designed by W H Ward in 1891 for the Salvation Army, as its headquarters. The building is four storeys high and stone faced. It is divided into five bays. It has square towers with squat pinnacle, with a circular tower with cuppola. The building runs to James Watt Street, and was originally the Court Restaurant. More recently Boston Tea Party.

Until the pandemic in 2020, Pizza Express was on the left and Boston Tea Party occupied part of the building on the right.

Most of the retail units down on Corporation Street are vacant, and there is a lot of litter behind the gates, plus some smashed windows. The landlords don't seem to care about them being empty for decades. They keep evicting restaurants and barber shops for no good reason. Also several homeless people sleeping rough down here.

It was last restored in 2016. So absolutely no need to do anything more here, other than find a new tenant to replace Pizza Express.

Citadel ChambersCitadel - Pizza Express and Boston Tea Party on Corporation Street after refurbishment in 2016. Photography by Elliott Brown





Project dates

16 Jun 2021 - On-going


Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture


Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520