The first stage of the New Garden Square
regeneration scheme in Edgbaston, Birmingham,
has received consent from Birmingham City Council.
New Garden Square will initially provide
165,000 sq ft of grade A office accommodation and ultimately 500,000 sq ft plus
400 apartments, 2,400 sq ft of retail and leisure and 900 parking spaces. The
scheme is a partnership between property and development company Calthorpe
Estates and U+I. It is notable for its ‘botanical’ concept with high quality
gardens and public squares at the heart of the development plus the provision
of terraces and roof gardens to enhance the working environment.
Paul Patenall, Projects
Director at U+I, said: “Not only will New
Garden Square extend the city’s core and create a
new business destination, it will also attract significant investment and
generate jobs. The impact of this landmark mixed-use scheme will be evident for
generations to come.”
Birmingham has seen a substantial number of major city centre
development schemes in recent years so this scheme at Edgbaston, away from the
immediate core area, perhaps marks something of a change in developer focus in
the city. Edgbaston is already a popular commercial and residential area and is
to benefit further from the extension of the city’s tram network.
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