Birmingham’s Perry Barr regeneration moves step closer

Plans for the second phase of the regeneration of Perry Barr in Birmingham were submitted on Monday (April 15).

The 12.27-hectare site could see 500 new homes, associated public open space and a new secondary school built.

The site is adjacent to the former Birmingham City University Campus which is being demolished to make way for the residential element of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village, which will then be converted into approximately 1,400 new homes for the public post-Games.

The site is only due to come forward for development after the Games, as it will initially form part of the Athletes’ Village, accommodating a number of Games-time facilities such as the athletes’ dining hall and other temporary facilities.

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: ‘Birmingham is a growing, thriving, city and we are projecting a population increase of 150,000 by 2031 – so it is crucial we deliver the housing, infrastructure and jobs to support our young and growing population.

‘Phase Two of the wider regeneration vision for Perry Barr will play a significant part in achieving our goals, providing a high-quality neighbourhood for people and the best possible standard of living in Birmingham.’

‘This scheme will build on the magnificent progress we have achieved on Phase One. It normally takes three years for a Commonwealth Games Village project to obtain planning consent, but thanks to the ‘can do’ attitude of the council and its partners, we have already done the job in just 12 months.’

Photo credit – Parrott of Doom.

Thomas Barrett
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