Seven bright new photos unveiled of Birmingham’s Smithfield development plans

Now new office spaces, markets, a roof garden, shops, a pub, and two new public squares will form part of a new city quarter in the southern parts of the city

Photos of a highly anticipated development have been unveiled in a once in a generation opportunity to reshape Birmingham’s city centre.

Plans to develop the Smithfield site – the former home of Birmingham wholesale markets – were released last month, coinciding with the Smithfield masterplan – aimed at driving city’s international standing and reputation.

Now new office spaces, markets, a roof garden, shops, a pub, and two new public squares will form part of a new city quarter in the southern parts of the city. Up to 3,000 residential units are also expected to be created – according to the planning application – but it is not clear how many will be listed as affordable.

Documents were registered by Birmingham city council on Wednesday afternoon (25 January) with the expectation plans will be delivered across multiple phases over an approximate 11-year period. Work is expected to commence this year, with completion anticipated in 2034. The plans, estimated to cost £1.9 billion, have been called “central” to the wider, long-term transformation of Birmingham.

Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham city council, said: “Our vision for Smithfield, with the potential to create over 8,000 new jobs, is an important part of Birmingham’s Golden Decade of Opportunity.

“We showed the world a city on the up last summer and Birmingham Smithfield is a once in a generation opportunity that will further enhance our international standing and reputation. This is a bold, ambitious city – a city with a vision – and Birmingham Smithfield embodies our ambition.”

It is expected to receive full planning permission this year and be constructed in multiple phases by 2034. Members of the public can comment on the application referencing 2022/09643/PA at [email protected] Closing date is 23 February.

Lets take a look at the new photos of the Smithfield regeneration

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