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Making Things in the Open

A more transparent and open future is increasingly moving beyond the realms of activists and academics to be more widely talked about. From emerging open business models to the power of open data, we are seeing many examples of new…

How do we build the communities of the future?

Housing, and the housing crisis, is starting to get more airtime in the UK. For the first time in a long time there were actually housing based propositions included in major parties election manifestos. They weren’t particularly good but at…

We’re Open!

Monday 18th May 2015: Official Opening Breakfast & Opening Member Offer …It’s finally here! We couldn’t be happier to announce that Impact Hub Birmingham will officially open its doors this Monday 18th May 2015. With our first batch of inductions…

Impact Hub Birmingham – An rOpen Company

Why is Open so important to us? At Impact Hub Birmingham we want to explore how openness and radical transparency can play an integral role in the running of our organisation and the challenges it presents. We want to be…

1 Mission, 3 Stories, 5 Lessons, 5 Plans

For many of us the last few weeks as we move towards opening has been an intensely inspiring, busy and nerve wracking time, filled with reflection as to how we got here and a look forward to where we want…

A History of Thomas Walker and Son

For those of you unfamiliar with the story of how we came by our new space, it’s safe to say the journey to finding our perfect home was a turbulent one. Featuring the almighty highs and pensive lows commonly associated…

Demo.B: Week One

We’re four days into the Opening festival and with so many fresh and familiar faces to have joined us around the Hub, we honestly couldn’t be more thrilled to have kicked off with such a bang! The first weekend of…

Make the Hub

As many of you may have spied during your lovely drop-ins or our latest social media updates, we’re making some solid progress here at 58 Oxford Street and are delighted that the Hub is finally starting to take shape. We’ve…

Building Works Update

Whether you’re already a familiar face at the Hub or have just popped by to have a quick nose around, we’re pretty sure you can attest to a state of organised chaos. Constantly on the go, our builders, painters and…