Zone of Discard

In Birmingham, the main 'zone of discard' is located in Digbeth.  This was once the main industrial area of the CBD, but changes to the global economy have led to deindustrialisation in MEDCs and many of the factories and warehouses are no longer in use. 

Image 1

This image shows the view across the factory units in Digbeth.  Many of these are no longer in use, or are being reveloped as offices and storage units.

Image 2

This image shows Digbeth High Street, with the site of the old coach station in the background.  A new coach station is being developed a short distance away.