A New Quarter for Birmingham

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

The £1.5 billion Birmingham Smithfield redevelopment project will help reposition the city on an international stage. Prior+Partners has produced the masterplan for Lendlease’s successful submission to Birmingham City Council to be the city’s development partner for the transformation of the 17-hectare site.

 

The masterplan will help Lendlease to create an urban quarter that includes a new home for the city’s historic Bullring 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 project is the city’s most important development opportunity and is part of Birmingham’s Big City Plan, launched in 2010, which sets out a 25-year vision to grow the urban centre by more than 25 per cent. As one of the areas of transformation, Birmingham Smithfield is adjacent to the Bullring and New Street Station; and will be a short walk from the new HS2 city-centre terminus station which is set to open in 2026.

Elise Baudon