Site expected to provide up to 500 homes

Outline plans for the second phase of the regeneration of Perry Barr have been submitted to Birmingham city council. 

Initial plans for the 12.2ha site, which is next to the former Birmingham City University site where Lendlease is building the athletes’ village for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, have been developed by a team made up of Arcadis and engineering consultant Phil Jones Associates.

The athletes’ village (pictured), which is set to provide 1,400 homes after the games, is the first phase of the Perry Barr regeneration programme.

Phase two is set to accommodate between 400 and 500 new homes and a new secondary school for 1,260 pupils, which will open in 2021.

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The new project will be built next to the athletes’ village for the Commonwealth Games.

A majority of the phase two site, which was unveiled in February, will only be developed after the Games, as it will initially form part of the athletes’ village, accommodating temporary facilities such as the athletes’ dining hall.

As this site is not proposed to be developed until after the Games, the exact details regarding the mixture of housing type and tenure are unconfirmed at this stage but it is expected to provide mainly family housing. 

At the time plans were made public, a spokesperson for the council said the second phase of the project was not part of Lendlease’s £350m contract and that a procurement route for a main contractor was yet to be decided. 

A decision on this outline application is due this summer. 

Phase Two Plans