Birmingham council had unveiled plans for how the city will be developed over the next two decades, creating 50,000 jobs in the process.

The “Big City Plan” seeks to define how more than 800 hectares of land in the city centre will be used, and aims for £2.1bn growth in the local economy per annum. It outlines specific areas on which the council will focus its resources in the future and highlights individual projects, schemes and infrastructure which it will invest in

Objectives of the plan include supporting sustainable growth, creating news and improved public spaces, giving streets back to pedestrians and enhancing cultural life in the city.

More than 1.5 million square metres of new office, retail, leisure and cultural floorspace will be created