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Birmingham Canal Walking Tour and Glasswater Locks visit

Hosted by RTPI West Midlands Young Planners
30 May 2024 at 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM / West Midlands / Awards and Social

30 May 2024 at 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Glasswater Locks Sales and Marketing Suite, Belmont Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B4 7RQ
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RTPI West Midlands | [email protected]

Join the RTPI West Midlands Young Planners Committee for a walking tour showcasing how Birmingham’s canal network is being used as an asset for mobilising large-scale regeneration projects, new leisure opportunities and habitats in the city centre. The tour will include an exclusive visit to St Joseph's (Berkeley Group) Glasswater Locks development, providing a new gateway between Birmingham's Eastside and the city's vibrant Learning Quarter. The development offers a selection of contemporary canal-side apartments and duplexes, aiming to create a thriving new community with extensive on-site facilities.

This is a free member only event for RTPI Young Planners. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Insight into Brownfield re-development
  • Background on Inner city regeneration
  • Knowledge on Historic canal network
  • Information on Blue and green infrastructure.


  • 3:00pm – Arrival & registration at Glasswater Locks Sales & Marketing Suite
  • 3:15pm – Introduction, including talk on Glasswater Locks
  • 4:00pm – 5:30pm  – Walking Tour of Birmingham Canals led by Nicki Schiessel Harvey (Senior Lecturer in Built Environment at Birmingham City University) finishing at the ICC where delegates are invited to join the committee for a post-event drink nearby.


  • The venue is 20 minutes walk away from New Street Station.
  • The venue is 18 minutes walk away from Snowhill Station.
  • There are various car parks near to the venue
  • The venue is accessible by taxi

The RTPI is committed to delivering inclusive events; to make sure that everyone can have the best possible experience. To help work towards being able to do this an event organiser will contact all booked participants to discuss any access needs or requirements that they might have. Contact Heidi Smith, to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Please note, the walking tour section of the event will be along the canal tow path where attendees are warned of uneven surfaces and steps.

This event is kindly hosted by: