Plans in for Birmingham City Centre Regeneration

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Planning has been submitted for 400 new apartment’s on two derelict industrial sites in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Designed by architects practice WCEC, on behalf of client ESRG, the plans include partial demolition, refurbishment and erection of new buildings at 234-236 Bradford Street, to create 162 one-bedroom and 131 two-bedroom flats and six ground floor commercial units. There will also be parking for 61 cars and 292 bikes in a complex ranging from four to eight storeys.

In a second project, the team are planning to carry out further demolition before constructing 148 apartments, three ground floor commercial units and 11 parking spaces at nearby 250 and 251 Bradford Street and its corner with Alcester Street. This element will range from four to nine storeys and comprise 91 one-bedroom and 57 two-bedroom apartments with parking for 150 bikes.

Mark Williams, Regional Director commented,

“There has been vast investment in recent years in Birmingham city centre. The proposals recognise this area of Digbeth will be the subject of ongoing redevelopment and the scale and location of proposed buildings and associated commercial and amenity spaces reflect this city aspiration. The team have worked tirelessly to ensure our design proposals seek to create a place that reinvigorates this area of Bradford Street.”

Both schemes add to WCEC’s current project portfolio which includes major residential developments at Royal Wharf in London and Old Oak in Ealing, the Bond Street retail and leisure development in Chelmsford, multiple retail accounts and a growing student accommodation portfolio.