Cole Waterhouse obtains approval for £260m Upper Trinity Street scheme

WCN Editorial Team 23 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Cole Waterhouse has secured planning approval from Birmingham City Council in the UK for its £260m Upper Trinity Street (UTS) scheme in Digbeth.

As part of the 5.11-acre Upper Trinity Street scheme, the existing industrial land would be converted into a cultural, commercial and residential development including the new Pump House Park on one-acre land.

The Upper Trinity Street scheme, which has been designed by Corstorphine&Wright, will comprise around eight buildings, one rising to up to 31-storeys.

It will feature 943 new homes, a hotel with 133 rooms, 60,000ft² of flexible commercial space, car parking and large new areas of public realm.

Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood said: “Our vision for Upper Trinity Street is to create a superb new space for Digbeth which marries the area’s rich industrial history and diverse culture with high quality, well designed buildings and spaces for future generations to enjoy.

“This is a really important moment in Digbeth’s continuing evolution and we are very proud to have been granted permission to proceed with developing UTS and helping to secure a bright future for Digbeth.”

At the time of construction, the scheme development is anticipated to create 600 jobs, and up to 313 additional jobs once built. It is set to deliver £229.5m gross value added to the local economy.

Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward said: “As we build homes and create opportunities for a young and growing population, UTS has an important role to play in the city’s ongoing renaissance, given its proximity to HS2 and being within the expanded City Core.”

The company announced the release of new images for its mixed-use scheme at Upper Trinity Street in December last year.


The scheme will feature 60,000ft² of flexible commercial space. Credit: Cole Waterhouse.

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