Glenn Howells’ Edgbaston regen scheme goes for planning

Plans have been submitted to Birmingham council for a £300m scheme in Edgbaston which will provide up to 400 new homes and around 2,400m² of retail and commercial space.

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the New Square Garden project (pictured) is set to be developed by a partnership between Calthorpe Estates regeneration specialist U+I.

It will cover 4.3ha, currently occupied by 1960s office buildings sitting alongside the Hagley Road, a main road route into and out of the city.

In addition to the housing and retail space there is the potential for a 100 bed-hotel and 900 car parking spaces.

Paul Patenall, projects director at U+I, said the scheme would extend the city core, creating a new business destination.

The scheme will include retail and commercial

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