Tag: regeneration

Government inspector endorses Birmingham Development Plan

By on 21/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) – the council’s long-term strategic plan for the whole city – has been endorsed by the government planning inspectorate. The BDP will allow the development of 51,100 additional homes, over 300 hectares of employment land, 350,000 sqm of retail floor space and 745,000 sqm of office floor space. The inspector […]

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Centenary Square plans move forward

By on 18/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Plans to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces are set to move a step forward. Cabinet is being asked to approve a full business case setting out how Centenary Square will be redeveloped to create an area where people can stop, relax and socialise, as well as hosting a variety of events. Councillors are […]

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PwC in Midlands announces move to £500m Paradise scheme

By on 16/03/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Professional services firm PwC has confirmed it is to be the first business to sign up to Birmingham City Centre’s £500 million, transformational Paradise development – part of the UK’s biggest Enterprise Zone. Supporting the Paradise vision of , PwC has signed the pre-let agreement to relocate its 1,400-strong Birmingham team from Cornwall Court to […]

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Go-ahead for Perry Barr district centre scheme funding

By on 15/03/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is being asked to set the ball rolling for the regeneration of Perry Barr district centre by accepting the first phase of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) allocation, which will then be used to unlock growth in the area. A report due to go before cabinet on March 22 asks councillors to accept £1.9 million […]

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Greater Icknield transformation vision

By on 22/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A vision for the sustainable transformation of the area between the City Hospital and Edgbaston Reservoir has been approved. The Greater Icknield Masterplan provides guidance on how over 60 hectares bordering the west side of the city centre can be developed. It is the largest brownfield housing-led redevelopment proposal in Birmingham, with the potential to […]

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Prestigious new Birmingham college gets green light

By on 04/02/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

The new National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham has been given the go-ahead after Birmingham City Council’s planning committee granted planning permission today (4 February). It is the latest milestone for the brand new, three-storey, 5,700 square metre building, which will be located on the site of the former Birmingham Science Park off […]

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Graduate Hub opens for second recruitment phase

By on 04/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The largest local government graduate scheme for planning and regeneration professionals is set to launch its second phase of recruitment. Birmingham City Council’s Graduate Hub gives graduates who have completed a built environment degree a wide range of experience in planning, regeneration and housing development work to help them work towards becoming chartered professionals. As […]

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Waheed Nazir named acting strategic director, Economy

By on 20/01/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Waheed Nazir, Birmingham City Council’s director of planning & regeneration, who has been instrumental in the transformation of the city, has been appointed as acting Strategic Director for Economy for the next 12 months with immediate effect. In his new role, as well as leading on the delivery of planning and regeneration, transportation, skills and […]

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Birmingham’s regeneration wins national awards

By on 23/10/2015 in Future Council, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The £1 billion transformation of Birmingham, and the work of Birmingham City Council Leader Sir Albert Bore, has won two prestigious awards at a major national property event.

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One million shoppers descend on Grand Central

By on 08/10/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Grand Central has taken Birmingham by storm in its first two weeks of trading, drawing in over one million people in just a matter of days

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