Proposed new development at Brindley Loop Canal Basin will create 185 new flats.

Cala Homes has applied for planning consent to build a £20 m residential scheme in Birmingham at the Brindley Loop Canal Basin. The proposed development on Sherborne Street – which Cala Homes (Midlands) bought from Birmingham City Council – includes 185 luxury one- and two-bedroom flats, with a possible further 115 flats on adjacent land owned by British Waterways.

Andy Wilkins, Cala Homes (Midlands) managing director designate, said: “This is one of the prime remaining sites available for development in Birmingham city centre and will form the final phase of development of the Brindley Loop Canal Basin, which has provided the location for some of the most sought after apartments in the city.”

Cala says that architect Turner Woodford Sharp will design the new scheme.

Birmingham City Council will consider the planning application over the next six months, and, if successful, work is expected to start on the site in late 2006.