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Workshops & small industrial units to rent in Birmingham

The UK’s second-largest city, Birmingham, has a rich industrial history. Today, as a metropolitan hub of the UK, it boasts various workshops and small industrial units to rent. Whether retaining their original charm and character, recently refurbished, or entirely brand new, you’ll find the right workspace that’ll work for you.

Why rent a workshop or small industrial unit in Birmingham?

Renting a workshop in Birmingham can offer numerous benefits for businesses of any size. Some of the benefits of renting a small industrial unit in the UK’s second city include: 


Renting a workshop or small industrial unit in Birmingham can be cost-effective for businesses looking to expand or relocate. BizSpace offers a range of affordable workshops, all with flexible leases and modern amenities. 


Manchester’s robust infrastructure includes a modern motorway network, a large international airport, and a well-connected rail network. This makes it easy for businesses to transport goods and materials in and out of the city.

Networking opportunities

Birmingham is home to a vibrant business community, with numerous networking events and opportunities for businesses to connect and form partnerships.

Skilled Workforce

The city has a large and diverse workforce with various skills and expertise in multiple industries, making it easier for businesses to recruit and retain talented staff.


Manchester is a major UK city strategically located in the heart of the Northwest. It has excellent transport links to other major cities and airports, making it an ideal location for businesses that require easy access to markets and suppliers.

What are the main industries in Birmingham?

There are various industries contributing to Birmingham’s economic growth and development. The main sectors operating in Birmingham include financial, professional services and the creative industries. But thanks to its industrial heritage, it still retains a strong presence in manufacturing and advanced manufacturing, which continues to be a major contributor to the city’s economy. The city is home to a range of manufacturing companies, including those specialising in automotive, engineering, and electronics.

Birmingham’s history with the industrial sector

Birmingham has a long and rich history in the industrial sector, playing a significant role in the Industrial Revolution. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Birmingham was one of the leading industrial centres in Britain and a hub for manufacturing and engineering. Its success was partly due to its location in the heart of England; it had easy access to raw materials, transportation links, and a skilled workforce. Today, Birmingham’s industrial heritage is still visible throughout the city, with many historic buildings and landmarks serving as a reminder of its past. The city’s industrial sector has diversified, with various industries contributing to its economy, including advanced manufacturing, engineering, and digital technology.

Transportation links in Birmingham

Birmingham has excellent transportation links, with a range of local and international travel options: 

Roads: Birmingham is well-connected to the UK’s motorway network, with the M6, M5, M40, and M42 all passing through or close to the city. The city also has several significant A-roads, including the A38 and A45.

Rail: Birmingham has a central location within the UK’s rail network, with direct connections to London, Manchester, Liverpool, and other major cities. The city’s central railway station is Birmingham New Street, the busiest railway station in the UK outside of London. The new HS2 railway – a high-speed railway line – will make travelling to London and Manchester from Birmingham even quicker. 

Trams: Birmingham is served by the Midland Metro tram system, which connects the city centre with several suburbs and neighbouring towns. The tram system is expanding, with new routes and stops planned for the coming years.

Buses: Birmingham has an extensive bus route network operated by several companies. The city’s bus services connect the city centre with surrounding suburbs and towns and provide links to other major cities in the region.

Airports: Birmingham is home to Birmingham Airport, located just outside the city centre and offers direct flights to destinations worldwide. The city is also near several other airports, including East Midlands Airport and Manchester Airport.

How many workshops and small industrial units are available in Birmingham?

Birmingham, and the midlands in general, is home to many small industrial units. At BizSpace, we provide small and growing businesses with various-sized workshops and industrial units across the Midlands. In Birmingham, you’ll find BizSpace Birmingham Tyseley, whilst BizSpace Willenhall is nearer Wolverhampton. Further afield across the Midlands, you’ll discover BizSpace Northampton K2 House, BizSpace Northampton KG House, Enterprise Centre East Northants to the east, and BizSpace Stoke-On-Trent to the north.

How to find a suitable workshop or small industrial unit in Birmingham?

When looking for a workshop or small industrial unit to rent in Birmingham, consider the following factors to ensure the space suits your business needs. 


Consider the location of the workshop or industrial unit. Is it easily accessible for your employees, suppliers, and customers? Is it located in a safe and secure area? Does it have good transport links to other parts of Birmingham and beyond?

Size and layout

Consider how small or big you need the space. Will it have enough space to accommodate your business operations? Are there enough workstations and storage areas? Is the layout of the room suitable for your business needs?

Facilities and amenities

Consider the facilities and amenities that are included with the rental. Does the space have access to utilities such as electricity, water, and gas? Are there private or shared toilet facilities? Is there adequate parking for your employees and customers?

Lease terms

Consider the terms of the lease. How long is the lease period? What is the rental rate, and are there any additional costs or fees? What are the terms for renewing the lease or terminating the agreement?

What other commercial property is available in Birmingham?

Your business may need more than a workshop. You may also require additional workspaces like a small office or storage space. At BizSpace, we provide a range of workspaces, from offices and studios to workshops and storage units. Take a look at what Birmingham and the Midlands have to offer:

Offices and Studios

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East Midlands

Meeting rooms

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West Midlands

How to find a workshop or small industrial unit in Birmingham?

Find the workshop you want from the list above and book a viewing. We’ll show you around our workshops, and where applicable, our business centres. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have.
We have simple one-page licence agreements for short-term rentals or leases for longer-term rentals. Signing up is quick and easy – and all our terms are transparent.
You could be ready to go within an hour. And our dedicated centre managers are on hand – where applicable – to support you during and after moving in.

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