Birmingham’s district designed for tomorrow.

Dream. Do. Innovate. Create.

Birmingham has long been a city of dreamers and doers. A place of people who see things differently. One that grew out of industrial innovation. And where less than a century later social innovators changed the world.

We like to challenge and change things. Push ideas forward and make magic.

Businesses in The Switch have a access to a wide-range of benefits, including:

Member Companies
Awesome Jobs
Gross Sales
New Patents


ECONOMIC IMPACT – 5 year total

The Home for Startups

Innovation Depot is 140,000 square feet of amazing office, lab, and coworking space – all designed for your startup.  As the largest tech startup program in the Southeast, we work everyday to provide unmatched amenities like an onsite game room, gym, rooftop patio, restaurant, and the fastest internet in Birmingham.  You’ll work and learn alongside peers building great startups, with access to all the awesome programs, mentors, and resources Innovation Depot offers. In 2020, Innovation Depot is partnering with Viva Health to offer health care benefits to Depot tenants.

Viva Health Program

The Switch is built upon this foundation.

The Depot’s past successes illustrate our city’s future potential.

Invest In Space

The Switch is filled with all shapes and sizes of property in all conditions. Help us remake The Switch by investing in a property and redeveloping it into a space for your business or as an investment property for other innovators and entrepreneurs. Or, as new and revitalized properties come online, lease your next office in The Switch.

The goal of this website is to connect innovators, entrepreneurs with the resources and information to help them start up and grow their businesses. Finding the right kind of place is tantamount to business success. As a result, we want to add any property and project to the site that helps The Switch continue to develop. REV Birmingham is helping to coordinate real estate opportunities and can connect you with the appropriate contacts.

The Switch is primed and ready for redevelopment. Buildings throughout the area are in different states and offer an interesting mix of industrial architecture, ages and adaptability. Some companies such as Pack Health, Spire, bDot Architecture and Redemptive Cycles have already found a home in The Switch.

Contact us to discuss your property or project.

*Above for conceptual purposes only.
Featured Project


The Switch’s former Hibbett Building is being transformed by Ironvest Partners and Poole & Co. into a coworking space with a built-in support system for growing start-ups. Located at 1318 1st Avenue North, Ballast is a stable stepping stone to growth for Innovation Depot graduates and other tech start-ups.

With 22,750 redeveloped square feet of space for growing companies including collaborative space and small suites, Ballast tenants will also have access to Innovation Depot membership benefits such as programming and meeting rooms.

Featured Project


The former Sticks and Stuff Building at 1531 3rd Avenue North is being rethought by an team of real estate and design professionals, including Capstone Real Estate Investments, LLC and Williams Blackstock Architects.

Rebranded as NEXTEC, once complete, the +/- 40,000 square foot building will become Birmingham’s newest address for innovation and tech-focused businesses.

*Above for conceptual purposes only.

What an investment in The Switch can do.

 1st Avenue North at Innovation Depot
 1st Avenue North West of Innovation Depot
 3rd Avenue North