For over 10 years Michael Scott has been photo-documenting the history of buildings from their closure to their destruction or regeneration. After moving to Birmingham in 2002, at a time when the city centre itself was undergoing major regeneration, he began to seek out old buildings and forgotten industries. As well as small factories in the area, he has documented buildings and businesses such as HP Sauce, Rover/ MG in Longbridge and the Central TV studios.
From 3rd August to 12th September there will be an exhibition of Michael’s work in Congreve Passage (to the right of the Central Library in Chamberlain Square). It will be a fascinating exhibition of Birmingham‘s forgotten buildings and industries. I think some forget that the Midlands was once the workshop of the world. You can find more information on the exhibition here.