Birmingham Council unveils Phase 2 proposals for Perry Barr regeneration

WCN Editorial Team 13 Feb 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Birmingham City Council has unveiled proposals for the second phase of the regeneration of Perry Barr in Birmingham, UK.

The 12.27-hectare site will accommodate 400 new homes, public open space and a new secondary school for 1,260 pupils.

The area is located between Holford Drive and Aldridge Road in Perry Barr, adjacent to the site of the former Birmingham City University Campus.

The campus is being demolished to make way for the residential element of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village, which will be converted 1,400 new homes for the public after the Games.

The Phase Two site is due to come forward for development after the Games, as it will initially be part of the Athletes’ Village, accommodating several facilities, such as the athletes’ dining hall and other temporary facilities.

Several transport improvements will be taken up, in addition to enhancements to Holford Drive to enable better access to the new school, and improvements to Perry Barr railway station.

Furthermore, there will be improved access to facilities in the area, including the retained Doug Ellis Sports Centre and associated all-weather pitch currently at the heart of the Phase Two site.

A drop-in session will be organised at the Doug Ellis sports Centre on 20 February 2019for the residents to find out more about the plans for the housing and the school.

The consultation will conclude on 4 March 2019. All comments will be reviewed and appropriate changes will then be made before submitting an outline planning application.

The council planning committee is expected to announce its decision in summer 2019.

The secondary school will open in 2021 if the Department for Education grants approves to the proposal.

Birmingham City Council leader Councillor Ian Ward 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.”

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Image: The Commonwealth Games Village to be built in Perry Barr, Birmingham. Photo: Courtesy of BIRMINGHAM2022.

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