Pebble Mill

Pebble Mill

A world-class medical and life sciences destination

Calthorpe Estates vision was to create 500,000 sq ft of world-class medical and life science facilities, in addition to community access sporting uses, at the former BBC Pebble Mill site in the heart of Edgbaston Medical Quarter on the Estate.

Pebble Mill is the accumulation of over a decade of strategic planning and implementation, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council Birmingham City Council, the former Advantage West Midlands and a number of strategic partners to develop the 27 acre site.


Development started to take shape late 2013 with the new Dental Hospital and the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry starting construction on Plots 2 and 3. Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, visited the new £50 million state-of-the-art building in November 2015, ahead of it opening April 2016.

To create the world-class medical and life science community, we have invested over £3.5 million in infrastructure, public realm work and the tranquility garden and board walk, which opened June 2016.

Circle Health completed the acquisition in November 2011, with planning permission for a 204,514 sq ft private hospital on Plot 5 fronting the Pebble Mill Road, work started on-site Spring 2017 and is due to be completed Autumn 2019.

The site has also attracted Bupa Care Home, who secured planning permission in 2013 to create an exceptional care home on Plot 1. The 62 bed, en-suite purpose-built care home, catering for a wide range of long and short-term care including elderly frail nursing and dementia care, opened Spring 2018.

Plot 6, the ex BBC’s Social Club, is been developed for wider mixed leisure and retail use, as well as providing a 357 bed high-end student accommodation scheme.

Plot 4

Only Building 4 remains, which offers an outstanding opportunity to be at the centre of a growing healthcare market.

Calthorpe Estates have secured planning permission for a 96,875 sq ft medical hub building in June 2018.

Key features include:
• State-of-the-art building
• Flexible space with open plan floorplates of 1,400 sq m (15,000 sq ft) – 13,000 sq ft GIA
• 3.8 to 4.6m floor to ceiling height
• Up to 167 on-site car parking spaces
• Fully serviced

For more information on Pebble Mill and Building 4, download the brochure at the bottom of this page.