Meanwhile uses now activating the site: The Beach at Smithfield

Lendlease and Birmingham City Council are delighted to announce the commencement of meanwhile use measures to activate the Smithfield development site with a series of events being considered from Summer 2023.

“The Beach at Smithfield”

The first event will be “The Beach at Smithfield” operating between 14th July - 3rd Sept-23 and will be accessible for all to enjoy in the city. This event will include a Summer beach area along with funfair including rollercoaster-style rides and children’s rides along with a range of food and drink options.

The beach at Smithfield is operated by Danter Attractions Limited. Danter Attractions Limited has successfully delivered events in Birmingham before including: Ice Skate Birmingham in Centenary Square, Christmas Markets in Cathedral Square, and Digbeth Fun Fair.

About “The Beach at Smithfield”

A publicly accessible summer fairground and entertainment attraction (including a beach, fairground rides, Volleyball Courts) and associated Food & Beverage and ancillary uses.

Key Dates:

·       Total Duration: 28 June 2023 07:00 to 3 September 2023 19:00.

·       Construction: 28 June -13 July 2023

·       Event Operation Dates (open to the public): 14 July – 28 August 2023

·       Deconstruction dates: 29 August – 3rd September 2023

Opening times (14 July – 28 August 2023):

·       Sunday to Wednesday:      10.30am to 9.00pm

·       Thursday to Saturday:        10.30am to 10.00pm

3x3 Basketball Summer Showcase

The second event was a 3x3 Basketball Summer showcase event from 29th-30th Jul-23. A special two-day stop of the JD Ball Out 3x3 National Tour in Birmingham to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, where Team England won gold and silver in the 3x3 competition.

Future meanwhile use activities and events will be posted about on this page in due course. Should you have any queries, please contact hello@SmithfieldBirmingham.co.uk.