About IET Birmingham: Austin Court

IET Birmingham: Austin Court’s history can be traced back to 1803 when nail and metal good’s merchants Theodore and Philemon Price moved their business to a warehouse on Kingston Wharf.

The history of IET Birmingham: Austin Court

Originally called the Kingston Buildings, IET Birmingham: Austin Court was renamed in honour of Herbert Austin, later Lord Austin of Longbridge, the pioneering Midlands car manufacturer. 

Situated canal-side in the heart of the Midlands Industrial heritage, the main junction of Birmingham’s canal system is located nearby, giving us that much-loved waterside ambience.

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About the IET

We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. 

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At IET Birmingham: Austin Court we’re proud to have a seasoned and professional team, who ensure every event in the venue runs smoothly, no matter how big or small.


IET Birmingham: Austin Court provides accessibility with a ground-level entrance into the building and reception and ramp access to the majority of ground-floor rooms.


All venues in the IET Venues group are fully committed to reducing their impact on the environment, and as such IET Birmingham: Austin Court is adopting the following approach across all events and office practices.


IET Birmingham: Austin Court is located near the centre of Birmingham, in the heart of the UK. Getting there couldn't be easier with Birmingham's motorway links, direct public transport and extensive car parking adjacent to the building.


Enjoy member meeting spaces and discounted room hire. Plus network with like-minded engineers in our business centre.


We’ve installed a series of permanent engineering exhibits across our venue, celebrating ground-breaking objects and innovations from the West Midlands.