Regeneration Scheme Moves To Next Stage

Plans for a £330m regeneration development in Edgbaston are edging closer with the submission of a Reserved Matters Application, the next significant step in bringing forward the first phase of the New Garden Scheme that is set to occupy the 10.70-acre site, west of the city centre along the Hagley Road.

The site is next to the Plough and Harrow on the Hagley Road and stretches down to Five Ways, towards Francis Road and back towards Duchess Road. The development will be set around a magnificent 180m x 30m high quality garden square public realm, formed from a series of eclectic gardens and mature trees, fronted by the retained existing classic Grade II listed buildings along the Hagley Road.

The mixed-use development, created by Glenn Howells Architects and brought about by Calthorpe Estates and U+I will provide approximately 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, up to 400 residential apartments, and up to 2,400 sq m of retail space to accommodate bars, restaurants and convenience stores, along with the potential for a 100 bed-hotel, and 900
car parking spaces, transforming the existing 1960s commercial offices
site into a new, mixed use scheme.

New Garden Square will benefit from plans which will see the metro extend up the Hagley Road, with a terminus stop opposite the scheme outside 54 Hagley Road. The new SPRINT network will also run in parallel with the metro and continue along Hagley Road to Quinton.

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