smithfield, birmingham


Client: Lendlease

Prior + Partners has produced the masterplan for Lendlease’s submission to Birmingham City Council to be the city’s development partner for the transformation of the 17-hectare Birmingham Smithfield site.

Located in the heart of the city centre, Birmingham Smithfield is a £1.5bn redevelopment project that will reposition the city on an international stage.

Our masterplan will help to create an urban quarter that includes a new home for the city’s historic Bull Ring retail markets, a family destination including a leisure and cultural offer, a new public square, integrated public transport and more than 2,000 homes with a public park and community facilities.

The development is part of the city’s Big City Plan, launched in 2010, which sets out a 25-year vision to grow the city centre by more than 25%. As one of the areas of transformation, Birmingham Smithfield is located directly adjacent to the Bull Ring and New Street station; and will be a short walk from the new High Speed 2 (HS2) city centre terminus station which is set to open in 2026.