“I’m here in this immense industrial city where they make excellent knives, scissors, springs, files and goodness knows what else, and, besides these, music too. And how well! It’s terrifying how much the people here manage to achieve.”
Antonin Dvorak, Czech composer (18411904)
Birmingham was known as the Workshop of the World for good reason. Not only famous for it’s historic and thriving
industry, Birmingham is also well known for its canals (the first opened in 1769), Cadbury’s chocolate, Longbridge (home to the Mini), the invention of the steam locomotive. It played an enormous part in the World War II effort, supplying over half of the total armament used, as well as Spitfires built exclusively by BSA and the Castle Bromwich factory of Morris Motors and Vickers.
Not to mention, Birmingham also has more parks and trees than any other city in Europe! Keen to be green, we take a
great interest in property developments that are environmentally friendly and energy saving, going to great lengths to
ensure we’re doing everything we can to minimise our carbon footprint.. Not only does it help to keep costs down, but it benefits our local environment and our green Earth, as well!
“Birmingham people, you guys take care of us. We have to give you all the respect Birmingham.”
Yohan Blake, 2012 Olympics
Birmingham, meaning ‘home of the people of Birm of Beorma’, is a City we’re proud to be a part of. As born and bred Brummies, we’re striving for an even better future for our growing city. Teeming with culture, Birmingham is lively, energetic and absolutely fearless. Our great city didn’t even succumb to air raid bombings by the Germans during WWII, so we know we can face anything; rebuild, regenerate and renew to keep Birmingham’s Heritage alive.
See below for more about Birmingham’s colourful history.