Future development plans in Birmingham – a round-up of the BEN event

Our Birmingham Directors Matt Ford and Paul Woods attended the Built Environment Networking Webinar ‘Future development Plan – Birmingham’ yesterday.

Three very informative presentations on some keys proposals helping to promote regeneration in the City. Here’s a round up of the presentations

Urban Growth Company

Commercial and Contracts Director, Susan Barrett, described the work of Urban Growth Company across ‘The Hub’ as an economic driver for the region, prioritising HS2 delivery in the form of the proposed car park solution at the HS2 interchange station and the redevelopment of Birmingham International Station. The Hub is set to become one of Europe’s best connected development opportunities centred at the heart of the national motorway network. The Hub is an exciting and fundamental part of the vision of creating a new district in the Midlands.

Bruntwood SciTech

David Hardman MD at Bruntwood SciTech explained the Company’s plans for creating a network of innovation districts across the UK. In Birmingham the serviced office company is focussed on a digital tech campus in the heart of the City’s Knowledge Quarter, home to more than 170 businesses.

Apsley House Capital

Robin Norstrum, Director at Apsley House Capital talked about their joint venture with Galliard Homes. The Galliard Apsley Partnership is developing five major residential development sites –  The Timber Yard, Camden Yard, St Paul’s Quarter, Soho Wharf and Belgrave Village – all aimed at promoting urban regeneration in the City Centre.

Here at Woods Hardwick, operating from our Fort Dunlop office, we are looking forward to getting involved in this exciting development activity, helping to support the regeneration of the City and the wider West Midlands region.