Friday Photo- Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
This beautiful red-brick building is located in the heart of Sutton Coldfield and steeped in history, having once been a hotel, a council building and even a fire station. In 1974, when Sutton Coldfield became a district of Birmingham, the town hall became obsolete, but luckily the building still stands proudly, high up on a hill, for all to see. If you look closely, you’ll also be able to spot the original Sutton Coldfield coat of arms over the doorway, which was eventually absorbed into the Birmingham coat of arms in 1974. If you visit the town hall today, you’ll spot a lot of scaffolding because the building is now being converted into luxury flats. Still, at least this beautiful building is still standing for all to admire.
Stephen Ward January 2, 2021
This is indeed a photo of Sutton Coldfield Town hall however it’s not the building that has been converted into apartments. The Town Hall is still a venue for hire and for live music, comedy, musicals and plays. I believe it is run by a charitable trust. The building that has been converted into apartments is the adjacent Sutton Coldfield Council House.
BCT moderator January 21, 2021
Yes you are correct that the Town Hall is still an active venue and is now run by the Royal Sutton Coldfield Community Town Hall Trust. While it’s only been able to have limited use during lockdown, it has continued to support the community by being a collection point for food banks and hosting blood donation sessions. Hopefully the venue will be able to get back to a full programme of events before too long.