Engine Arm Residential L1

Engine Arm Residential Moorings are located on a dead-end arm of the Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN) in Smethwick, on the outskirts of Birmingham.

The site is a great starting point for boaters wishing to explore the contrasting urban and rural landscapes around Birmingham's vast canal network.

The gated site has a good complement of facilities and includes car parking and storage areas for residents. The site is approximately 300m long and provides space for 16 vessels.

Site Facilities
Car Parking Drinking Water Electricity Elsan Disposal Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

From Junction 1 of the M5 motorway take Kendrick Way until the A41, Tollhouse Way. Turn left towards Birmingham until the B4135, Rolfe Street. The entrance to the moorings is on a left hand bend, almost opposite Soho Street.

Nearest Station

Smethwick Rolfe Street

Nearest Town


Additional Information

A facility building is next to the vehicle entrance and is provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.

Electricity is provided by stanchions next to moored boats. Electricity is provided through Smart Meters where payment is made via an online portal.

Parking for residents is available behind the vehicle entrance gate (a CRT key is required). Pedestrian access to the moorings is from Bridge Street North and also requires a CRT key.

Mooring rings are spaced at 5-meter intervals.

The site is one mile from Smethwick High Street where a wide range of shops can be found. Birmingham city center is three miles away. Engine Arm is a short arm off of the Birmingham Main Line Canal which starts at Bridge Street North and terminates at Rabone Lane, Smethwick.

Council tax is applicable for this mooring and is paid to the local authority. It is the responsibility of the berth holder to contact the local authority about the residential status when the mooring is accepted.

Engine Arm
Car Parking
Unregulated - Unsecured
Facilities Block
Gated Access
BW Key
High Level Lighting
Viewing Arrangements

Access to the site is by prior appointment only with the Moorings Manager.

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Laundry
  • Pump Out
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Showers
  • Toilets