Plans for 500-home flagship scheme proposed in Digbeth
Sama Investments have submitted plans for its flagship residential scheme, set to unlock a new gateway into Digbeth and Birmingham City Centre.
Garrison Circus in Bordesley Green, will deliver more than 500 homes and 650 student rooms across four blocks on a current brownfield site.
The Birmingham developer (represented by applicant Garrison Group Holdings) also plans to build a 37-storey tower on the corner of Great Barr Street and Watery Lane Middleway, to act as a focal point for the area.
New outdoor courtyards and public open spaces will also be delivered, as well as the locally listed Myona building, which has historic links to Jacobs Biscuits, will be retained and restored.
Paul Casola, lead project manager at Sama Investments said: “Garrison Circus is a fantastic opportunity to unlock a new gateway into Digbeth, whilst also supporting the wider regeneration of the area. Digbeth will be at the heart of Birmingham’s ongoing transformation and a hub of culture and creativity.
“Our proposals will bring a derelict brownfield site back into productive use, whilst retaining and enhancing a local heritage asset. Not only will we deliver vital new homes and student accommodation, but the plans also include street-level community uses, and green space for existing residents in the area.
“We look forward to working with our partners at Birmingham City Council to bring the planning application forward over the coming months.”