Broadway Residences - a Classic 1970s Architecture Gem!

Broadway Residences is located at Five Ways Island , at the west end of Broad Street. Tesco was located here from 1977 to 2015. Built 1973-76. Renovated 2016.

Broadway was an office complex built in 1973-76 by the John Madin Design Group, and was home to a Tesco superstore from 1977 to 2015. The building renovated into the Broadway Residences in 2016.  At Ladywood Middleway and Broad Street (Five Ways Island). To the rear is Friston Avenue and Ruston Street.

Broadway Residences

Broadway Residences

Broadway Residences

Broadway Residences

Broadway Residences

Broadway Residences

Photography by Daniel Sturley.


Broadway Residences - timeline

After being completed in the mid 1970's (by the John Madin Design Group), a Tesco supermarket opened on the ground floor, there was also a Tesco car park and petrol station here for many years. But by the late 2000s there was a lot of offices to let, that weren't getting let.

BroadwayBroadway in 2009. Photography by Elliott Brown


Nothing much had changed to the offices in the early 2010s. There was a Costa Coffee inside of Tesco that was convenient at Five Ways.

BroadwayBroadway in 2012. Photography by Elliott Brown


By 2015, Broadway had been sold and Seven Capital had acquired the building for redevelopment.

BroadwayBroadway in 2015. Photography by Elliott Brown


By August 2015, Tesco had moved out of the building, also meant the Costa Coffee here had to close down (staff were redeployed to other Costa's around Birmingham).

BroadwayBroadway in 2015. Photography by Elliott Brown


Work to convert Broadway into apartments and flats began in early 2016.

BroadwayBroadway in 2016. Photography by Elliott Brown


Broadway Residences was completed by 2017, and one unit was taken over by The Gym (in the former Broad Street entrance to Tesco).

Broadway ResidencesBroadway in 2017. Photography by Elliott Brown


Sixt rent a car opened at Broadway Residences in 2018, along Friston Street, from Ladywood Middleway to Ruston Street (former site of the Tesco petrol station).

Sixt rent a carBroadway in 2018. Photography by Elliott Brown


In 2019, the budget supermarket Lidl had hoped to open a store at the Broadway Residences building, in the former Ladywood Middleway units of Tesco, but by 2020, the pandemic happened, and it never opened.

LidlBroadway in 2019. Photography by Elliott Brown


By 2023, the former Tesco car park, had become a public car park called Five Ways Metro Car Park, probably to encourage people to park their cars, and use the nearby Five Ways Tram Stop.

BroadwayBroadway in 2023. Photography by Elliott Brown


The Broadway Residences in 2024. From Five Ways Island.

Broadway ResidencesBroadway in 2024. Photography by Elliott Brown


Thermo Fisher Scientific has offices at Broadway, while the former Colmore Tang offices is now vacant.

BroadwayBroadway in 2024. Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

23 Mar 2024 - On-going


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