Articles About The Roundhouse


The Birmingham canal network is one of the most intricate networks of its type in the world, comprising over 35 miles of waterways - a fact from which the somewhat overused expression 'more canals than Venice' has resulted.

In recent times the focus of the canal network has shifted from industry to leisure and amenity. So too has that of the buildings that are associated with it, meaning very little of the industrial heritage that was served by the canals remains intact in its original form.

One building that has held on to its industrial heritage is The Roundhouse. Hidden away in Sheepcote Street, the building is virtually unchanged; a surviving piece of the city's industrial and civic heritage and is Grade II* listed in recognition of its architectural and historic significance.

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