Plans submitted for £300M UK mixed-use project

WCN Editorial Team 30 Jan 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Developer U + I Group and Calthorpe Estates have submitted plans to Birmingham City Council for a £300M mixed-use project in Edgbaston, UK.

If approved, the New Garden Square project will include the redevelopment of an old commercial site, covering around 10 acres on the west side of Birmingham, along the Hagley Road (A456).

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the project will include up to 400 residential apartments, 56,500 sq m of office space, potential for a 100-bed hotel and 2,400 sq m of retail space that can accommodate new bars, restaurants and convenience stores.

It will also include a 180 by 30m landscaped garden square, and a new car parking that can accommodate up to 900 vehicles.

The development retains the existing Grade II listed buildings fronting the Hagley Road.

U+I Group director Paul Patenall said: “New Garden Square is a £300M regeneration project that will transform some tired office buildings in a fabulous location in the city.

“If planning is granted we will be looking at delivering the first phase of the scheme early 2020, which will be perfectly timed around the planned Sprint and Metro extension transport improvements that are scheduled to stop nearby on the Hagley Road.”

Calthorpe Estates’ director of development Ralph Minott said: “New Garden Square epitomises Calthorpe Estates vision to create thriving communities and the best places to live and work within the estate, the regeneration of the area to deliver a new vibrant mixed-use destination is fitting as we celebrate our 300th anniversary.

“The site of New Garden Square was one of the very early concentrated commercial new office developments brought forward by the Estate in the 1960’s and 70’s; nearly 60 years on modern offices, working practices, and our environment challenges require us to look ahead to the next 60 years and how we will challenge the way we work and live, as the city enters a new era of phenomenal change.”

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