Complex will be turned into permanent housing after 2022 Games

Perry Barr

The race to build the athlete’s village for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is hotting up with the deadline for contractors to send expressions of interest in for the £350m job running out tomorrow (Friday).

The six-year contract for the city council will see the successful firm create the village, before converting it into a permanent residential development.

It will be built on the former Birmingham City University campus at Perry Barr which will be demolished in the coming months.

Four firms will be invited to tender for the work on the site which is part owned by Homes England and part-owned by the city council.

The village (pictured), which will include accommodation, dining, medical, transport and essential services for athletes and team officials, will be situated on a 24ha site off the A453 Aldridge Road.

It is part of a wider housing programme in the Perry Barr region that is expected to deliver up to 3,000 new homes in the area.