The first phase of Port Loop in Birmingham - Places for People's large-scale brownfield regeneration project with partners Urban Splash, landowners Canal & River Trust and Birmingham City Council - has been granted its planning permission.
The approved plans will see the highly-anticipated transformation of the 43-acre waterront site in the centre of the city to deliver 207 urban, family homes, 90 apartments, a new public park, neighbourhood green and canalside spaces in its first phase of works.
The partnership venture has an approved masterplan for the entire site which includes up to 1,150 new homes, as well as commercial, retail and leisure facilities. It plans to transform a neglected and underused part of Birmingham into a vibrant and family-focused new waterside neighbourhood for the 21st Century.
A joint venture between Places for People and Urban Splash was selected as the preferred development partner for the project in November 2015, following a competitive marketing process that attracted strong interest from a broad range of property companies.
Adam Willetts, Senior Development Manager (Birmingham) at Urban Splash said:
"We really are thrilled to have secured planning permission and cannot wait to get started on site. Once transformed, this area will bring so much to Birmingham; green spaces, parks, waterfront spaces; an incredible urban island community in which people can live, work and play."
Port Loop, Birmingham - a neighbourhood for 21st century living