£330m Edgbaston regeneration scheme moves to next stage

Reserved Matters Application, New Garden Square,

Plans for a £330m regeneration development in Edgbaston, Birmingham, moved one step closer to launch, with the submission of a Reserved Matters Application

The Reserved Matters Application features impressive new visuals of the much-anticipated New Garden Square scheme, showing how it will occupy the 10.70-acre site, west of the city centre along the Hagley Road (A456).

The development brings together a partnership between Calthorpe Estates and U+I, while the design was created by Glenn Howells Architects.

The partnership published the images as part of the ongoing funding process for both the office and residential elements of the scheme, launched in October, as well as to support the submission of the Reserved Matters application for the first phase office building, NGS 1.

Colliers is leading the funding promotion for the commercial phases, and CBRE jointly with Highgate Land and Development are leading the residential element marketing.

Paul Patenall, Projects Director at U+I, said: “Today is a significant step in making New Garden Square a reality. Our plans are for a commercial-led, mixed-use development, which will provide approximately 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office space.

“This will extend the city core and create a new business destination which will attract significant investment and generate jobs. Its impact will be significant for the city’s Business Development Plan and for Edgbaston and its community for generations to come.”

Ralph Minott, Director of Development at Calthorpe Estates, added: “We are well advanced with the bidding process for the residential element, and conversations are progressing with potential funding partners for the office element of this sizeable, ambitious scheme.

“Alongside the significant office space, New Garden Square will provide up to 400 residential apartments, and up to 2,400 sq m of retail space to accommodate bars, restaurants and convenience stores, along with the potential for a 100 bed-hotel, and 900 car parking spaces. It’s an exciting and truly transformational development that will see the regeneration of a first generation 1960s commercial offices site into a new, mixed use scheme.”


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