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  • Urban village with three new neighbourhood areas
  • Creating 438 new homes
  • Regenerates long-standing vacant brownfield site
  • Innovative approach to provision of amenity spaces
  • Actively enhances local ecology and biodiversity
  • Enhances area’s existing connections and public routes

A distinctive, urban village that regenerates a long-standing vacant brownfield site on the former Joseph Chamberlain College and Birmingham Sports Centre site, has been designed to foster walking, with extensive access to high-quality amenity.

The development comprises a mix of two, three and four-bedroom townhouses and one and two-bedroom apartments, with private and shared courtyard gardens, landscaped public realm and a linear park.

A key part of the scheme is its innovative approach to the design of the landscaped amenity realm. Space that would typically have been subdivided into individual private gardens is organised as individual private patios set within secure larger communal private gardens.

These communal gardens will provide a generous and varied shared space that is suitable for flexible and multi-purpose use. Each garden creates a strong sense of identity, a place for residents to meet and interact, engage with nature, have flexible places to sit, read, play, and grow communal food.

The three new neighbourhood areas are organised around a linear park that accommodates an urban forest and creates a north-south connection through the site to the surrounding neighbourhoods while reinforcing existing pedestrian routes to the city centre.

Key facts
  • Designers: Chetwoods
  • Client: Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital
  • Location: Balsall Heath, Birmingham
  • Size: 438 dwellings
  • Status: On Site