Entrepreneurial Birmingham is set for a boost as plans to transform a swimming baths into a major co-working and enterprise hub have been revealed.

Intervention Architecture will be leading the designs to develop proposals and submit a planning application for the refurbishment of Birmingham’s Erdington Baths into a multi-purpose creative enterprise space.

As well as workspace, the scheme would also include a cafe, restaurant and creche.

The historical Erdington Baths opened back in 1925 but the building has stood vacant since its closure in 2014.

Intervention’s design and access statement submitted to Birmingham City Council in December said: “The central goal of the project proposal is the provision of affordable, small scale working and meeting space for local SMEs, individuals and resident groups.

“Comparable models can be found in projects elsewhere in the UK, with their growth assisted by increased access to mobile working via digital technology and documentation, dramatically reducing the need for many businesses or collaborative groups to require a long term permanent base.”

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