Brutalism Unwrapped – Celebrating Smallbrook Ringway Centre
Be Bold, Be Brutiful Birmingham. Come and celebrate the iconic Smallbrook Ringway Centre with the group campaigning to save it from demolition. Brutiful Birmingham, Zero Carbon House, Birmingham Modernist Society and the Twentieth Century Society continue the fight to save this important part of James Roberts’ 1960s vision for Birmingham’s ring road. Hidden beneath the Commonwealth Games banner still spread across its full 250 metres length are the features which make this building so special. Walk with us the length of Smallbrook Queensway to celebrate the Ringway Centre in its setting, stretching from the Rotunda to the Sentinels, and including the Holiday Inn and the Bethel Chapel – all designed by Roberts.
The walk will include a visit to the Bethel Chapel on Holloway Head and a stunning surprise at the base of the Rotunda.
Buses nos travel along Smallbrook Ringway: 23, 24, X21, X22, 61, 63, 82, 87.
New Street station is 5 mins walk away from the start of the walk.
Organised by Brutiful Birmingham & Birmingham Modernist Society
Date & Time
Fri 8 Sept | 6pm–8pm
LocationMeet under the Rainbow Bridge (Smallbrook Queensway crossing with Hurst Street) by Snobs Nightclub B5 4HX
AccessThis is an outdoor walk, expect uneven pavements, steps and crossing roads