Pebble Mill

Pebble Mill

A world-class medical and life sciences destination


Calthorpe Estates vision was to create 300,000 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 161,400 sq ft private hospital on Plot 5 fronting the Pebble Mill Road, work started on-site Spring this year and is due to be completed late 2018.

The site has also attracted Bupa Care Home, who secured planning permission in 2013 to create an exceptional care home on Plot 1. The new scheme will provide a 62 en-suite purpose-built care home catering for a wide range of long and short-term care, including elderly frail nursing and dementia care. Work on the scheme is well underway and it is due to open Spring 2018.

Plot 6, the ex BBC’s Social Club, will be developed for wider mixed leisure and retail use.

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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 outline planning permission for a 53,800 sq ft medical hub building with potential for a 64,000 sq ft development.

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
• BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating
• 150 on-site car parking spaces
• High speed broadband
• Fully serviced

For more information on Pebble Mill and Building 4, download the brochure at the bottom of this page or – click here