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New Garden Square scheme in Edgbaston progressing

A £300m regeneration development in Edgbaston, Birmingham has moved closer to reality after a Phase 1 Reserved Matters Application was submitted to Birmingham City Council.

The New Garden Square development shows how the 10.70-acre site, west of the city centre along the Hagley Road (A456), will combine 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office space with 400 residential apartments, up to 2,400 sqm of retail space to accommodate bars, restaurants and convenience stores, along with the potential for a 100 bed-hotel, and 900 car parking spaces.

The development brings together a partnership between Calthorpe Estates and U+I.

Paul Patenall, Projects Director at U+I, said: “Today is a significant step in making New Garden Square a reality. Our plans are for a commercial-led, mixed-use development. This will extend the city core and create a new business destination which will attract significant investment and generate jobs. Its impact will be significant for the city’s Business Development Plan and for Edgbaston and its community for generations to come.”

The development will be set around a magnificent 180m x 30m high quality garden square public realm, formed from a series of eclectic gardens and mature trees, fronted by the retained existing classic Grade II listed buildings along the Hagley Road.

Ralph Minott, Director of Development at Calthorpe Estates, added: “We are well advanced with the bidding process for the residential element, and conversations are progressing with potential funding partners for the office element of this sizeable, ambitious scheme.  

“It’s an exciting and truly transformational development that will see the regeneration of a first generation 1960s commercial offices site into a new, mixed use scheme.”

New Garden Square will benefit from plans which will see the metro extend up the Hagley Road, with a terminus stop opposite the scheme outside 54 Hagley Road.

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