These are the big projects currently driving construction growth in Birmingham

Architect in Birmigham is undergoing a renaissance. The plans for the Central Library revealed by Mecannoo recently are the latest showstopping designs set to transform the heart of the city.

Below we run through the buildings already on site and over the next few days we will show ten more buildings which are either approved or proposed.

And bear in mind that this list of £100m-plus schemes doesn't include the £2.4bn BSF and £2.2bn highways framework. It really is boom-time Birmingham.

For commentary on the buildings to come follow Dan Stewart on a walk around Birmingham.


This regeneration of a former Rover car plant over 15 years will include 1,400 homes and 10,000 jobs over 140ha
Value: £750m
Architect: Various
Developer: St Modwen
Broadway Malyan's Bournville College at Longbridge
Broadway Malyan's £84m Bournville College is part of St Modwen's £750m redevelopment of former MG Rover works

University Hospital

This 35-year PFI deal is due to reach financial close in March 2005. The scheme will include a new 1,249-bed inpatient hospital, a 137-bed psychiatric hospital and teaching facility and two separate mental health facilities
Value: £545m
Architect: BDP
Main contractor: Balfour Beatty

Birmingham Super Hospital

Attwood Green

A grant of £49.8 million from the government's Estate Renewal Challenge Fund enabled this scheme to go ahead. The area was formerly known as the Central Area Estates
Value: £350m
Architect: PRP & Gardner Stewart
Developer: Crest Nicholson

Attwood Green

The Cube

This 23-storey mixed-use tower will contain 135 flats, 111,500 ft² of offices, shops, a hotel and a 'skyline' restaurant
Value: £100m
Architect: Make
Main contractor: Buildability

Make's Birmingham Cube


This city-centre development will contain 600,000ft² of office space, a five-star hotel, 332 luxury apartments, leisure facilities and open spaces
Value: £400m
Architect: Siddell Gibson & Glenn Howells
Developer: Ballymore

Snow Hill