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Planning for mixed-use scheme project in Birmingham, UK submitted

Full Planning for mixed-use scheme project which is set to be developed by Cole Waterhouse at its 5.11-acre site at Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth in Birmingham, UK has been submitted to Birmingham City Council.

Since exchange from multiple landowners, Cole Waterhouse has since undertaken an extensive community consultation programme for a ground-breaking, mixed-use scheme that will create a new cultural, commercial and residential neighbourhood for the city and the Digbeth community.

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The mixed-use scheme

For over a year Cole Waterhouse has been working closely with Birmingham City Council, neighbouring landowners and planning consultancy Barton Wilmore to bring forward its vision for Upper Trinity Street. The proposed development comprises almost 6,000sqm of mixed creative, retail, leisure and workspace, and over 900 new homes with a mix of private sale and build to rent apartments that will help to meet the local housing need.

Also included in the proposal is a 133-bedroom hotel that occupies a key location overlooking the proposed Skypark on Duddeston Viaduct and a new public park called ‘Pump House Park’; named after the former Victorian Pump House, a vital piece of canal infrastructure and the inspiration for a large new industrial art installation by renowned local artist Tim Tolkien.

According to Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood, the company is committed to delivering a high-quality design which enhances the surrounding environment and community. “Our vision is to create a new neighbourhood right in the heart of Digbeth and neighbourhoods need communities, culture and connectivity to thrive and prosper so this has been a driving factor in the development of our plans,” he said.

He further added that the company has worked really hard to involve the local community as much as they possibly can and look forward to this next stage of the process. “Now that the planning application has been made we will be moving into the funding phase of the project whilst we move through the planning process and await a decision,” he affirmed.

Dennis Ayemba
Country/ Features Editor, Kenya

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