Second phase of Games Village legacy regeneration put before Council

The line marks the boundary of the athletes' village - the National Express depot is the large white rectangle

The second phase of the regeneration of the Perry Barr area of Birmingham was submitted to Birmingham City Council yesterday (15 April).

Up to 500 new homes as well as a secondary school and public spaces are part of the proposal for the 12.3 hectare site, which was officially unveiled in February 2019.

The area is adjacent to the site of the former Birmingham City University Campus. This site has already been demolished to make way for the residential element of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Village. Following the Games, they will be converted into around 1,400 new homes.

This will be the second phase of the site, set to be undertaken after the Games in preparation for utilising the Athletes’ Village after the event. Temporary facilities which will be reworked following the games include dining halls.

Housing type is confirmed at this stage, but the council has said that it will likely provide family-focused housing. The plans also retain the Doug Ellis Sports Centre for community use.

A decision on this outline application is due from the council Planning Committee in summer 2019. The secondary school would open in 2021 if approved at planning.

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