I’d just like to bring to your attention the Birmingham Photo Space blog.
Taken from their blog:
This blog is seeking to galvanise interested individuals and organisations in Birmingham towards the ultimate aim of creating a world class venue for photography in Birmingham. This could be in a reclaimed industrial building close to the city centre. This could build on and support the interest in photography in the city, showcase our magnificent photography collections and fill a gap in Birmingham’s visual arts facilities.
Pop over to their blog. I am sure if you can offer your support and ideas, it would be most welcome.