A planning application has been submitted by Hammerson to Birmingham City Council for the regeneration of its Martineau Galleries site.
The plans look to regenerate the 7.5 acre Martineau Galleries site which include the Square Shopping Centre, Dale End car park and 1-7 Dale End. Proposals include the delivery of new homes, for both rent and purchase and up to 1.4m sq ft of workspace that will offer opportunities for a range of businesses, as well as a new city centre hotel, restaurants and cafes.
Robin Dobson, UK Director of Development and Project Management at Hammerson said: “Submitting our planning application for this strategic site in Birmingham represents a significant step forward for our City Quarters concept. City Quarters is all about creating thriving, mixed-use environments where people can live, work and relax in exceptional neighbourhoods, adjacent to our flagship destinations.
“Hammerson has a strong track record of delivering the places
where people want to be, and this expertise will be applied to our City Quarters developments to create exciting, vibrant spaces in the UK’s very best cities.”
If the scheme is approved it would create 1,300 new homes accommodating approximately 2,400 people plus 350 full-time construction jobs throughout the life of the project and 8,000 full-time jobs supported on site.
This is Hammerson’s first major application as a part of its City Quarters concept.