Developer gets green light for £280m Digbeth scheme

Specialist residential developer Court Collaboration has been given the go-ahead by Birmingham City Council to deliver 995 apartments to Digbeth.

The Stone Yard will transform the former Peugeot showroom site to deliver a complex of seven separate buildings, with a mix of one and two-bedroom properties.

The £280m scheme will also include around 30,000 sq ft of commercial space for uses such as a gym and cinema, as well as co-working space.

There will also be a facility for the Irish community.

Alex Neale, managing director of Court Collaboration, said: “We are delighted to have secured planning permission and I would like to thank Birmingham City Council for its detailed and collaborative assistance along the way. As well as delivering additional high-quality apartments, the scheme will provide flexible commercial space which has been specially designed to suit of wide range of business and leisure uses.”

He added: “The Stone Yard will be a fantastic addition to Digbeth and will further open up the area, forming a critical part of the city’s economic recovery strategy following the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to starting works onsite, with a target of commencing during Q1 2021.”