Documenting an area in transformation.
St Lukes is an area that sits in between Birmingham city centre and the urban sprawl, between Highgate and the ring road, and for the moment, between destruction and re-development.
Between 2008 and 2016, St Lukes and the surrounding area was taken apart, businesses and schools moved out and the residential towers were flattened. The area is due to be re-developed as part of the big city plan, which will see private housing development take hold of both the former building sites and existing green spaces.
In 5 years there will be a brochure produced by Birmingham council. It will show the damp and crumbling blocks of the old St Lukes estate, and the polished new eco-friendly, high-density housing that has colonised the area, but it will not show these photographs.
Images from St Luke's were published in regional press and exhibited in the exhibition Reception.