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Birmingham sets out 800-hectare regeneration plans

30 Sep 10 Birmingham City Council has unveiled plans for the development of more than 800 hectares of land over a 20-year period.

Birmingham City Council has unveiled plans for the development of more than 800 hectares of land over a 20-year period.

Stage two of the local authority's 'Big City Plan' highlights individual projects, schemes, and infrastructure which it plans to develop, which include:

  • Over 1.5 million sq m of new office, retail, leisure and cultural floorspace;
  • More than 5,000 new homes;
  • 65,000 sq m of new and improved public spaces;
  • Five key areas of transformation based around New Street Station, Westside, the Snow Hill District, Eastern Core Expansion and The Southern Gateway.

Stage one of the plan includes the £600m Gateway Project to redevelop New Street station and the £193m revamp of Birmingham Library.

Council leader Mike Whitby said: “I have been a champion of the Big City Plan since its inception in 2007, and we are now taking the plan to the next level – where we transform vision into delivery, and create the framework for 50,000 new jobs in Birmingham’s city centre.

“We are making a bold statement, prioritising the areas and projects which can and will be transformed despite the financial challenges the UK faces.”

More detail about individual projects is availably on the Big City Plan website.

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