Construction work has started on the athlete’s village for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The village, built on the
site of the former Birmingham
campus at Perry Barr, will provide a base for around 6,500 athletes and
officials during summer of 2022.
Post-games, the development will be converted into more than 1,400 new homes –the first phase of a long term regeneration plan for Perry Barr and the surrounding area that will ultimately provide 5,000 new homes and new local amenities and transport infrastructure.
Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, commented: “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform an area of Birmingham that has long needed investment, so I am hugely proud that the biggest sporting event in the city’s history will act as a catalyst for the development of a new high-quality residential neighbourhood.”
The 2002 Commonwealth
Games, held in Manchester,
delivered substantial – and lasting – benefits to the property market there.
Investors and developers can reasonably expect that the Birmingham market will also benefit from the
investment being made for the 2022 Games.