Visit us

Our GBSIoT Hub, located on Holt Street, is a state of the art facility in the centre of Birmingham that houses the largest Cyber Physical Manufacturing Rig in Europe. It is a space that represents an exciting collaboration in Greater Birmingham and Solihull, supports educators and employers alike, showcases the best of engineering and advanced manufacturing, and inspires all to see a different future.

The Hub contains two classrooms with screens and hybrid meeting capability, each classroom can fit up to 20 participants, these can be combined to create a room that has a 40-person capacity. We have coffee and tea available on site for meetings at a low-cost and can provide suggested caterers if you require food. We have multiple areas open for hot desk working for our stakeholders and partners.

GBSIoT Hub is open to use for education, CPD, event and meeting bookings right in the heart of Birmingham. Below you can read more about booking with us.

The Learning Factory

Our Learning Factory within GBSIoT Hub houses the largest Cyber Physical Manufacturing Rig in Europe. A scaled down ‘factory of the future’, this technology brings industry into the classroom, showcasing what a real factory workspace looks like in 2023.

How to book

Below you can see a calendar of what is going on here at GBSIoT, we have also provided a booking request form. If you are interested in visiting us, and/ or booking the space we would kindly ask you to fill this in and a member of our team will be in touch. You can check availability on the calendar below.

GBSIoT Hub Calendar

We are a fully accessible building, operating on only one level with full access for wheelchair users. At least one GBSIoT staff member will be on hand on the day to support. If you would like a Cyber Rig demonstration, please note this is subject to availability and use at the time, we unfortunately cannot guarantee this will be possible. We welcome any bookings at our discretion; however, our partner institutions and stakeholders have priority. Please fill in the form below and we will let you know if we can accommodate you.

How to find us


21 Holt Street


B7 4BF

Reception telephone: 07458012378



a) Holt Street (1-4 hours)

b) Aston University car park 5 (all day)

c) Millennium Point (all day)


We are only a short 15/20 minute walk from all Birmingham train stations, New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill.

Our Partners

Solihull College & University Centre

Blossomfield Road
B91 1SB

Aston University


B4 7ET

Birmingham City University

University House

15 Bartholomew Row


B5 5JU

South and City College Birmingham

Longbridge Campus

1 Longbridge Lane


B31 2AJ


James Watt College

Alderidge Road

Great Barr

B44 8NE

University College Birmingham



B1 3PY

University of Birmingham


B15 2FG