Published: 31st Jul 2018

Work has begun on Birmingham’s Port Loop project, which is one of the UK’s largest brownfield regeneration schemes. The urban island, encircled by two canals, will eventually include 1,150 new homes, as well as commercial property and community facilities across the 43-acre site. 40 of the properties will be created offsite by House, which is the modular housing arm of regeneration specialists, Urban Splash. The original Icknield Port Loop was born out of the industrial revolution, with the first winding canal being constructed in the area between 1766 and 1769, before a straight canal by-pass, the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line, created an urban island in 1827. The project is a joint venture between Urban Splash and development and regeneration company, Places for People. Both will work in tandem with landowners Canal & River Trust and Birmingham City Council. The developers say the start on site of the first 77 … (To read the full article, subscribe below)