Neighbourhood

Welcome to the Neighbourhood!

Community is more than the place you find yourself.

Corkfield is all about the amazing independents that you’ll find in Edgbaston, Birmingham and beyond.

As we’re all about championing the businesses that make our local communities great, we’ve partnered with some of the very best and brightest, proudly known as our ‘Neighbourhood Heroes’.

As a resident in one of our apartments, you’ll get exclusive discounts and treats straight from these businesses, spanning excellent eateries, dining destinations and shopping spots.

Why? Well, it’s just to say thanks for being a good neighbour.

We can’t wait for you to meet them!

Everything's coming up Corkfield

We’re proud to be the newest kids on the block, offering a slice of calm right at the edge of the city.

Set in lush and leafy Edgbaston, Corkfield has community at its core, with plenty to do just beyond your front doorstep.

Explore our suburb’s standout features, such as Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, our partners over at The Mac and much more – or while away an afternoon in stunning Cannon Hall Park.

Perfect for biking, hiking and doing-what-you-like-ing, our residents enjoy a wide range of green spaces, stretching from Birmingham’s urban jungle all the way to parkland situated right next door.

But not all good things are green. You’ll also find yourself in a place packed with culture, history and excellent transport connections, with fantastic amenities and places to eat, drink and shop.

So whether you’re working, playing or simply thriving in our neighbourhood, know you’re in excellent company.

Discover our homegrown favourites

On the hunt for bespoke prints or running kits? Fancy exploring wellness bits or perusing best-selling picks? Or maybe you’re in the market for a light bite or decadent delight?

Whatever’s on your mind, our corner of the world has it all.

To offer unfiltered access to the good stuff, we’ve partnered with some of the best and brightest independents Edgbaston and Birmingham has to offer – spotlighting them as our very own Neighbourhood Heroes.

And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll even get delicious discounts and titillating treats, just for being part of the Corkfield community.

Now that’s tasty.

Meet our Neighbourhood Heroes:

Clean Kilo
Based in Bournville, the Clean Kilo was one of the first zero waste shops in the UK. Their ethos is simple: sell plastic-free products, source as local as possible and reduce food waste. All good, green fun. There, you’ll find most items you would expect at a conventional supermarket including dry food, household products and toiletries. But to further their impact, they’ve also expanded their product range to include a frozen section, delicatessen counter, fruit and vegetables, orange juice/coffee machines and chilled milk dispensers.
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Harvest Skincare
Harvest Skincare is an independent organic skincare brand first started in 2009, which now has almost 100 like-minded stockists worldwide. Corkfield has a strong partnership with harvest, and regularly work together to create co-branded products for residents, and unique Corkfield scents. Make sure to keep an eye out for the special ways Harvest is incorporated into life at Corkfield. They serve the local community and all our online customers from their firmly established Kings Heath store in Birmingham, where they offer lovingly hand-crafted products with all-natural ingredients.
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Chapter
Chapter is the independent neighbourhood restaurant and bar celebrating superb seasonal British produce in the heart of Edgbaston Village. The style of Chef Director Ben Ternent and his team is nature-led, rooted in seasonality, and committed to quality British Produce; we buy only free range meat, local fruit & veg, and daily catches from British harbours. Step into Chapter Bar with views over the terrace and into our state of the art open kitchen.
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La Pop
At La-Pop, they do things a little differently. Their signature handcrafted gelato lollies are freshly made using locally sourced organic milk, to make indulging in this traditional dessert just as exciting as your first-ever bite. With over 700 different combinations to try from an umpteen number of lolly flavours, chocolate dipping and toppings; varying with the seasons – be sure to expect a new surprise with every visit.
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Boston Tea Party
Despite its name, Boston Tea Party is a quintessential British cafe championing local food and drink – with a ‘Make Things Better’ policy that gives back to the people and the community. We hear that! In a bid to fend off the high-street from a deluge of corporate coffee chains, Boston Tea Party makes a splash with simple but delicious food and drinks. Everything is made with great ingredients, skill and love, with a huge emphasis on being ethically-sourced but affordable. It’s all feel-good stuff!
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Blow Water
Blow Water Cafe is a Hong Kong inspired eatery and artistic space, dedicated to connecting the far East with Birmingham through authentic cuisine and creative events. A female-led enterprise, Blow Water builds a cultural bridge to introduce people to the spirit of Hong Kong, after being founded in 2019 by Sabrina, who was born and raised there. By hosting Hong Kong supper clubs with a western twist, Blow Blow Water collaborates with creatives, encouraging people to celebrate social diversity together – offering community with heaps of heart.
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Orelle
For top-tier dining (literally), Orelle comprises a modern French restaurant located on the 24th floor of 103 Colmore Row, plus a Cocktail Bar and all day Cafe located on the ground floor. Offering 360-degree, panoramic views across the city and beyond, Orelle is open for lunch and dinner, with a menu featuring both classic and modern French dishes. This small but beautifully designed bar also serves up classic and innovative cocktails, all expertly crafted by some of Birmingham’s best mixologists. Cheers to that!
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The Blue Piano
The Blue Piano is an independent restaurant, bar and guesthouse located in Edgbaston near Birmingham city centre. Housed in a beautiful Edwardian building, this venue has lots of character with a large leafy courtyard to enjoy a drink or to dine in. For mouth-watering meals, look no further for unique South-East Asian fusion food, inspired by the incredible delicacies of Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia and Malaysia. Plus, there’s a real ‘blue piano’ – making them a destination for musicians and music lovers of Birmingham, with an eclectic programme of live music to get toes tapping and fingers snapping.
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LUX
Lux Gallery is an independent, award-winning contemporary fine art gallery and photography studio in the heart of Edgbaston. With an exclusive list of artists and works, and ships worldwide, Lux represents established and emerging artists who create wall art, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery. Behind the gallery is a high-end photographic studio, offering family photoshoots and headshots, as well as providing top-notch wedding, event and commercial photography packages. With new exhibitions regularly on display, LUX offers a vibrant, abstract and sometimes quirky range of artworks. So make sure to keep your eye out for their special events!
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Run of a Kind
For runners of all abilities, RUN OF A KIND is the only running tour team in the West Midlands. With the aim of helping runners learn, socialise and have fun whilst keeping fit, they make running through Birmingham’s best and brightest streets an unmissable activity – with regular get-togethers, regardless of experience.
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Attic Brew
Born from a desire to see locally brewed beer become more readily available to the people of Birmingham, Attic was started to help Brum to better establish itself as a city of great beer. Since opening in 2018, Attic beer has become a regular sight on taps across the city with their flagship beer, Intuition, becoming one of the most popular beers in the region. Best known for their hop-forward pale ales and New England-style IPAs, the team are also passionate about brewing a wide range of styles to make sure everyone has a chance to enjoy a pint – or can – of the good stuff.
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Loki Wine
First started over a decade ago by Phil Innes, Loki Wine is passionate about demystifying wine and spirits, varying price points and enjoying some of the good stuff. Since then, Loki’s Great Western Arcade HQ has quickly became the go-to spot for getting recommendations for dinner party pairings, lingering over a bottle of something old or new, and just having a really good time True passion and hard work has certainly paid off, as Loki is now the most-awarded wine shop in Birmingham and West Midlands.
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Dolce Desserts
Based in the heart of Birmingham, Dolce’s flagship city centre store has been boasting the best desserts around town for almost a decade. Whether you?re on the go or want to dine in, you?ll be sure to be in for a spoonful of something sweet – and back for seconds.
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Pause Birmingham
Pause Coffee Shop is passionate about serving great cake and coffee with precision and care. Their tight-knit team proudly serves specialty grade coffee from the best roasters they can find, serving it alongside fantastic bakes and brunches all made in-house. For an even bigger slice of the action, you can also join them for coffee tastings, workshops and book in for a one-to-one coffee class.
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Heath Bookshop
The Heath Bookshop is a brand new independent bookshop located in Kings Court in the South Birmingham suburb of Kings Heath. They provide a warm and friendly atmosphere to sit amongst books, drink coffee and chat about all things books and life! Just make sure to save us a seat.
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Smoke & Ash
Smoke and Ash are a new, independent pizzeria focused on delivering great Neapolitan style pizza, quality wines + seasonal twists on classic cocktails. The team can’t wait to welcome you to the restaurant in the beautiful Edgbaston village, or for you to try their mouth-watering pizzas from the comfort of your own home with their call-and-collect and Deliveroo service.
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My Baby Stroller
Do you have little ones? or are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who is expecting a new bundle of joy? My Baby Stroller is a family run, Birmingham based business. selling prams, pushchairs, strollers, travel systems, double strollers, nursery furniture, toys and much more! As one of our Neighbourhood Heroes, you won’t have to go far to find all your baby essentials, exclusive resident discounts and advice from the friendly team at their showroom in Edgbaston village.
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Unearthed Object
Unearthed Object is a unique furniture and interior design second hand store. They unearth and restore forgotten pieces of design in a curation that blurs the lines between traditional and contemporary notions of what our living spaces can be. The perfect location for finding sustainable and affordable unique items for your new home here at Corkfield.
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Kitchen Garden Cafe
The Kitchen Garden is a tranquil oasis located in Kings Heath. By day, the Cafe serves delicious home-cooked food, fair trade coffee, and a selection of vegan cakes alongside a Garden Shop, which offers a plethora of handmade garden decorations and plants. By night, Fletchers bar is open, serving a variety of drinks and providing live music and entertainment with regular gigs.
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Isherwood & Co
Isherwood & Co is your neighbourhood florist and house plant shop, based in beautiful Bournville, South Birmingham. From contemporary or classic stems to unique, unusual house plants and tools, they will help you find the perfect gift, or even create something special just for you. Plants and flowers make people happy – it’s a fact!
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Notty Bites
Since beginning their journey in June 2021, Notty Bites have created waves in the Street food scene of the midlands. With a 100% Veggie and Vegan menu with their expertise of Indian cuisine and their love for continental food. Each of their dishes is unique and a fusion of flavours from all over the world. Notty Bites is available for catering hire with their infamous food truck, and serves their delicious dishes at several venues and food markets throughout the year – all available to view on their website.
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The Queens Arms
The Queens Arms is a beautiful quintessentially British pub in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. A great place to grab a drink with a huge selection of beer on tap and any other alcoholic and soft beverages you can think of. The Queens Arms is also known for their wonderful Indian food and regular events, including live music, quizzes and of course all the best live sport. This historic listed Birmingham pub is always serving great pints and good vibes! – Follow their social media to find out more.
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Somewhere – in Brum
Nestled amongst gems in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Somewhere is the space to be if you want a place to co-work, a place for tasty treats, a place to socialise, catch up over some fantastic wines and craft beer, ethically sourced coffee, or the very best in bespoke cocktails. At Somewhere you can expect the tastiest in food and drink offerings, live music nights, stand-up comedy, salsa nights and so much more….
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Fresh Fitness Food
Fresh Fitness Food was created when founder Jared Williams realised just how difficult it is for time poor people to stay healthy and eat nutritionally complete meals. Using industry-leading analytics and advice from qualified nutritionists, Fresh Fitness Food create a bespoke plan where every meal is tailored to your own unique tastes and fitness goals. Taking all this information they create no-fuss delivery, no-cook meals, all delivered in a cooler bag to your doorstep every single day, and collected again the same evening – helping transform the lives of busy people.
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Partnerships

Working together makes things better. As well as our amazing network of Neighbourhood Heroes, we’ve also partnered with the Midlands Art Centre (MAC – and our literal next-door neighbours) to highlight the incredible cultural work they produce. We’ve helped them deliver the amazing ‘In Common’ project, by Maryam Wahid, which celebrates Birmingham’s rich diversity.

Alongside Edgbaston Stadium, we’ve also supported the centre with their Pollution Pod Installation, created by award-winning artist Michael Pinsky as part of a compelling statement on climate change.

But this partnership promises even more artistic perks. From free ceramics workshops to exclusive cinema screenings, our relationship goes the extra mile for everyone.

Edgbaston Cricket Ground partnership with Corkfield

Things to do

Nature, culture and the city all on your doorstep. Iconic Edgbaston Stadium and Cannon Hill Park's breath-taking natural landscapes. All Birmingham City Centre has to offer, just a short taxi ride away.
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Edgbaston Stadium
Offering us some gorgeous views of its sweeping architecture, Edgbaston Cricket Ground – also known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium – is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and its T20 team Birmingham Bears. The Edgbaston Foundation is also based here. This is the official charity of the club, which focuses on engaging multiple generations from diverse backgrounds across plenty of worthy initiatives. Settled right on the edge of Cannon Hill Park, the stadium has a packed schedule of matches, events and more, making it a go-to spot for sports-fans up and down the country. Lucky for us, we practically get front-row seats.
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Midlands Art Centre (The MAC)
Just a stone’s throw from Corkfield is The Mac, a striking contemporary building that hosts everything from theatre, dance, music and comedy performances to spotlighting stand-out cinema and workshops. First opened in 1962, Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is a pioneering arts centre and charity, with the mission to make art an important part of people’s lives. Set in the magnificent surroundings of Cannon Hill Park, MAC offers a busy programme of theatre, independent cinema, visual arts exhibitions, creative courses, and special events. They are a national leader in developing work with children, young people, and families, with a huge focus on sustainability, accessibility, and inclusion. In short, keep an eye on their packed schedule – there’s something for all tastes and talents.
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Cannon Hill Park
Located a quick three minute walk from Corkfield, Cannon Hill Park is one of the finest examples of cultivated natural space in the West Midlands. For kids of all ages there’s plenty to do, from outdoor sports, games and rides, to shows and exhibitions, crafts, wildlife and much more. Come rain or shine, there’s always something eye-opening for you to discover – so there’s no excuse not to get your steps in.
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New Street Station
Just a handy eight-minute drive from your front door, Birmingham New Street – also known as New Street station – is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the city centre. It’s also a notable central hub in the British railway system, so getting connected for commutes and grand adventures is a breeze. Surrounded by Grand Central shopping centre, you can always head straight to a wide choice of shops, cafes and restaurants, once the daily grind is over.
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Paradise Birmingham
Just a fifteen-minute drive away, Paradise Birmingham is a vibrant mixed-use development of business, retail, leisure and hotel space based in a historic location, showcasing Birmingham’s heritage and charm. Paradise is a place where commerce and culture come together in harmony; a place as exciting and vital as the city itself. Whether you are visiting Paradise for business or for pleasure, you will never be short of places to experience Birmingham at its finest.
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103 Colmore Row
Colmore Row is a modern and state-of-the-art office space with a stunning top-floor restaurant at the centre of Birmingham’s bustling Business District. 103 Colmore Row is more than just Birmingham’s tallest office building; the day-to-day hustle and bustle within represents an opportunity for organisations and individuals alike to build new relationships and be a part of a wider community.
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Brindley Place
Brindley Place is Birmingham’s best-loved waterside destination for business, leisure and culture. A mixed-use development spread across clean and expansive open spaces, away from crowded streets and traffic fumes, Brindley Place offers a picturesque outdoor haven for tenants and visitors to dwell and relax. The whole family can find fun in this area thanks to the numerous restaurants, theatres and shops. Most people spend a good 2 or 3 hours here but, considering how much there is on offer, a trip to Brindley Place can easily turn into an all-day affair!
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Connect with nature, culture and the city.

Exceptional place. Outstanding space.

Located in leafy Edgbaston, Corkfield brings the best of both worlds to your doorstep.

With views of impressive Edgbaston Stadium, Cannon Hill Park and Birmingham city centre – which is only a quick drive away – we balance urban life with natural living.

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