A former Jewellery Quarter factory converted into a creative space used for films and events has been shortlisted in a prestigious architecture prize.
The Compound once housed a textile factory but underwent a major regeneration and now counts singer Ed Sheeran and household names such as Mini, Tesco and Microsoft among those to have hired it out.
It has been shortlisted alongside five other projects in the Stephen Lawrence Prize which recognises projects with a construction budget of under £1 million.
The award was established by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1998 in memory of the teenager and aspiring architect who was murdered in 1993 in East London.
Local developer Javelin Block worked with Jewellery Quarter practice BPN Architects on the conversion to create The Compound which features a 25-seat cinema, bar, art studio and self-contained living spaces.
Earlier this year, it won a RIBA West Midlands award and was also named best conservation project and client of the year.
Javelin Block founder Stuart Holt said: "We feel very humbled to be nominated for this award.
"It's a reflection of some of the incredible talent I worked with on the project. So many local fabricators, suppliers, craftsmen and women should be extremely proud.
"Apparently, it is the first project in Birmingham to be shortlisted and maybe a sign that people are taking note of how far the city has moved in the last few years."
The other shortlisted projects in the Stephen Lawrence prize are Fallahogey Studio in Northern Ireland, Houseboat in Poole, Peacock House in Suffolk, Silver House in the Gower Peninsula near Swansea and Wolfson Tree Management Centre at the National Arboretum in Gloucestershire.
The winner will be announced in London on October 31 at the same ceremony as RIBA's Stirling Prize for architecture is unveiled.