Ambitious plans approved for New Bond Street

Credit: Architect, Allies and Morrison

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has voted in favour of plans for up to 762 apartments to be built on land around the forthcoming HS2 station.

New Bond Street, Bordesley, will be recreated into a sustainable and inclusive canalside community, focused on the Grand Union canal.

The scheme, by Homes England as part of its Accelerated Delivery Pilot will provide one, two and three-bedroom homes with a promise to provide a policy compliant 35% level of affordable housing. These will be across six builds of towers and townhouses, ranging from two, six and 15 storeys.

Up to 2,280 sq metres of commercial floor space will be set to ground floor areas with new areas of public realm (6,450 sq metre). This public space will feature cobbled streets surrounding the plot, shared podium amenity gardens and step up and down gardens with access to Grand Union Canal.

In addition, the site will have space for 138 vehicles and 800 cycles.

Now that consent is granted, the site, subject to a tendering process will be sold as freehold to a developer for a building contract.

Works are expected to start in 2023 following a period of demolition of the remaining structures on-site, before completing in 2027.