PLMR’s Midlands and built environment practice is celebrating a double client win after two major regeneration schemes were approved at Birmingham City Council’s planning committee today (Thursday 1st February).
Garrison Circus and ‘The Hundred’ in Birmingham were given the green light by councillors after receiving recommendations for approval. Combined, the two major brownfield developments represent over 1,500 new homes and student bedrooms in the city centre, and hundreds of millions of pounds in investment.
The team at PLMR supported clients Sama Investments and Urban Vision, respectively, achieve planning consent for their place-making schemes, delivering community and political engagement as well as wider communications support.
Sama investments’ Garrison Circus was unanimously approved by councillors. The project will see the transformation of a brownfield site to unlock a new gateway into Digbeth, whilst also supporting the wider regeneration of the area. Not only will it deliver new homes and support the vibrancy of nearby universities in the city, but the plans include community uses and green space for the community to enjoy.
Across the city, Urban Vision’s ‘The Hundred’ proposals at 100 Broad Street also saw permission granted. Once complete the landmark 33-storey Build-to-Rent development will be one of the ‘smartest’ buildings in Birmingham. It will be both all-electric and use innovative technology to help drive efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint and occupational costs of its users.
Will Savage, Board Director at PLMR and Head of Midlands, said:
“Garrison Circus and The Hundred are examples of quality regeneration in Birmingham. They are significant regeneration schemes that will make a major contribution to the positive transformation of the city.
“Both schemes include the regeneration of brownfield sites to deliver exciting, sustainable development which meets the needs of the city and its people whilst also driving growth and prosperity.
“We are proud to play a role in the economic success of our region, with a team which is embedded in the West Midlands.”