£60m plans put forward to redevelop Birmingham gateway site

Multimillion-pound plans have been submitted to redevelop brownfield land in Edgbaston making way for a landmark 31-storey student accommodation scheme.

Fusion Students has submitted plans for the site on Bristol Road and says the scheme would create around 25 jobs directly associated with the development, as well as supporting further employment through construction work and the supply chain.

The development would provide 732 managed student bedspaces and would be a car-free scheme.

Warren Rosenberg, co-founder of Fusion Students, said: “We’re excited to submit our plans to transform the site and will create a landmark approach to the city. The scheme has evolved following months of discussions with the local community, stakeholders and planning officers.

“We believe the site is ideally located to serve the city’s universities, including the very nearby campus of University of Birmingham. We anticipate that the plans would provide a boost to local businesses, including shops, cafes, bars, and leisure facilities from the support of students occupying the development.”

The scheme will also include communal study space, a cinema room, basketball court, gym, and 24-hour reception.

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