Partnerships

Stars of screen and sport back the 2022 bid

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Multi-BAFTA Award winning actress, Dame Julie Walters, DBE, was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham and raised in Smethwick. The two-time Academy Award nominee, star of multiple big screen films including Billy Elliot, […]

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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Counting down towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Baton’s visit is in recognition of Birmingham’s own Commonwealth Games ambitions as it bids for 2022. Many of Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and showcase sports events will feature in the Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit and […]

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Leamington Spa bowled over to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park, home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships, has been revealed as the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls venue for Birmingham’s 2022 Bid. The royal titled town’s international standard greens are the annual home of the National Bowls Championships and have hosted two women’s World Bowls Championships, […]

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Eurostar arrives in Brum as training for National College for High Speed Rail

National College for High Speed Rail receives donation of Eurostar ‘power car’ from Alstom Former high-speed train will be used for virtual reality training at the college in Birmingham Birmingham today welcomed a symbol of the city’s and region’s future employment prospects with the delivery of a newly refurbished Eurostar power car – the latest arrival […]

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Basketball and Urban Street Festival at heart of Brum bid

Birmingham’s Victoria Square would transform into a sporting and cultural landmark for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the bid team unveils the city centre location as the venue for 3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball. Set against the historic backdrop of the Council House and Town Hall, 3×3 Basketball in the open-air of Victoria […]

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Villa Park: spectacular 2022 venue

Rugby 7s is a fantastic showcase of sport, demonstrating energy, skill and passion, with both players and fans actively engaging in the game. As one of the Midlands’ premier sports stadiums that successfully hosted Rugby World Cup fixtures for the 2015 Championship, Villa Park Stadium, with 42,700 seats and home to English Football League club […]

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Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel publishes letter to DCLG

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on Birmingham City Council’s improvement progress since February 2017. The Improvement Panel’s letter draws on the Council’s own progress report Priorities, persistence, progress also published today which is described by the Panel as a credible account […]

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Search for developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield begins

By on 03/08/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The search for a development partner to lead one of the largest city centre regeneration opportunities in Europe has formally commenced. Birmingham City Council, together with property consultants Cushman & Wakefield, have launched the search for a developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield, the site of the city’s former wholesale markets. The selected developer will work […]

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Young athletes back the Birmingham 2022 bid

Five talented young Midlands athletes from a range of sports gathered in Birmingham yesterday (July 31) to reveal why they are backing Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. The athletes also took the opportunity to celebrate Birmingham’s achievement in being shortlisted for the final phase of assessment in the UK Candidate City Selection Process for a […]

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US athletics stars take part in city Sports Festival

To coincide with USA Track and Field’s training camp in Birmingham, a community sports festival took place in the city’s Perry Park – right next door to the Alexander Stadium, where some of the world’s best athletes are fine tuning their preparations for the IAAF World Championships in London. The sports festival was organised by […]

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