Published: 10th Jan 2019

Birmingham City Council has announced Lendlease as its development partner to deliver the £1.5bn Birmingham Smithfield regeneration project. Lendlease will form a contractual joint venture with Birmingham City Council and lead the creation of an urban quarter that includes a new home for the city’s historic Bull Ring retail markets, a family destination including a leisure and cultural offer, a new public square, integrated public transport and more than 2,000 homes with a public park and community facilities. The 42-acre Smithfield project is part of the city’s Big City Plan – launched in 2010 – which sets out a 25-year vision to grow the city centre by more than 25%. Council leader Ian Ward said: ‘We are extremely excited to be working with Lendlease who are an internationally leading developer with a proven track record of bringing forward major development schemes. ‘The delivery of Birmingham Smithfield will be a major … (To read the full article, subscribe below)