Innovation Birmingham and Thomas Vale Construction held a lunchtime event to mark the start of construction on the much-anticipated iCentrumTM building. The event was attended by 50 stakeholders to the Innovation Birmingham Campus, together with members of the project team.

iCentrumTM, which will be located next to Faraday Wharf and Aston University, off Holt Street, will be a 3,874sqm (41,700 sq ft) tech incubation facility. It represents the first phase of expansion of the Innovation Birmingham Campus, currently fully let. The new businesses in iCentrumTM will create 400 skilled tech jobs, generating £25 million of GVA to the local economy per annum. The building is one of the first to start on site within the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP’s Enterprise Zone, which features 26 sites within central Birmingham. iCentrumTM will open in March 2016.

Pictures by Edward Moss