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Local news
Birmingham City Council calls for support post Carillion collapse 

18 Jan 18

Leader of the Council Ian Ward and Cabinet Member for Jobs and Skills  Brett O’Reilly have written to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  Esther McVey MP, calling for her support in coordinating help for people affected in Carillion  …


Rugby
The key developments which will change Birmingham’s skyline 

6 Jan 18

Here is a handy guide to some of the regeneration and development projects which have landed on our radar during 2017…


Business
The key developments which will change Birmingham’s skyline 

6 Jan 18

Here is a handy guide to some of the regeneration and development projects which have landed on our radar during 2017…


News
Mystery graffiti appears in Wolverhampton 

4 Jan 18

Graffiti left around an estate undergoing regeneration in Wolverhampton has been attracting admirers.


News
New Year’s Honours: Man responsible for rejuvenating Coventry made an MBE 

29 Dec 17

Regeneration specialist Ian Harrabin has been made an MBE for services to heritage and regeneration in Coventry…


News
New Year’s Honours: Man responsible for rejuvenating Coventry made an MBE 

29 Dec 17

Regeneration specialist Ian Harrabin has been made an MBE for services to heritage and regeneration in Coventry…


News
New 42-storey apartment tower to be built in Broad Street with a RUNNING TRACK on the roof 

21 Dec 17

City council hands green light to landmark development in Broad Street which is attempting to turn renting into a lifestyle choice rather than last resort…


News
Plans lodged for new 13-storey office block 

21 Dec 17

Latest phase of 700m Paradise development is now with city planners…


Business
Barratt Homes revises plans for major Birmingham housing estate 

20 Dec 17

Housebuilder goes back to the drawing board after heavy criticism from councillors but heritage campaigners are still opposing the proposals…


News
New housing chief joins West Midlands Combined Authority 

19 Dec 17

Gareth Bradford has been charged with increasing the supply of land so more houses and commercial space can be built…


Business
Plans unveiled for 29-storey apartment complex 

15 Dec 17

New images show how regeneration of long-neglected site in Birmingham city council could look…


Rugby
Plans unveiled for 29-storey apartment complex 

15 Dec 17

New images show how regeneration of long-neglected site in Birmingham city council could look…


Business
US hotel group chooses Birmingham to launch first European venue 

14 Dec 17

Dream Hotels has agreed a deal to open new hotel as part of regeneration of one of city’s most famous yet neglected buildings…


Council
Dudley Port regeneration plan takes a step forward 

13 Dec 17

Proposals to improve a ‘regeneration corridor’ from Oldbury to Tipton are moving forward after backing from Sandwell Council’s Cabinet.


Business
Birmingham Post Power 250 2017: Property 

7 Dec 17

The West Midlands’ property and regeneration sector is on the march and this is who is leading the sector…


Business
Derelict Erdington site acquired by SevenCapital for mixed use scheme 

4 Dec 17

Leading regeneration and development specialist SevenCapital has acquired a 5.5 acre site in Erdington, Birmingham – a vibrant suburb five miles north of the city centre.


Local news
Christmas market returns to Longbridge town centre 

2 Dec 17

From Longbridge Life: Longbridge residents, businesses and visitors are being invited to get into the festive spirit when the Christmas Market returns on the Friday 8 th and Saturday 9 th December.


News
Proposed designs for new housing estates revealed 

1 Dec 17

PROPOSED designs for the new Tinkers Green and Kerria Centre housing estates have been revealed to members of the public at two community engagement events this week.


Business
Why is the fine design of Port Loop lost on those who should know better? 

1 Dec 17

Architect Joe Holyoak fights the corner for a major regeneration which wasn’t universally loved by the city’s planners…


News
New life for Coventry’s historic crown jewels – groundbreaking deal secured for more than 25 sites 

30 Nov 17

The move will kick-start a five-year 30million restoration and regeneration programme…


News
Hotel plan for former Jewellery Quarter factory 

28 Nov 17

Derelict site which has fallen into an ‘appalling state’ is set for new future as boutique hotel…


Business
Birmingham city centre apartment block plans scaled back 

27 Nov 17

Developers were forced back to drawing board before lodging application after being told 19-storey tower was unlikely to gain support from city…


News feature
New backer for £28m Jewellery Quarter regeneration 

23 Nov 17

Listed landlord Grainger acquires former enamelling factory site to convert it into 156 apartments…


Business
SevenCapital acquires key Stirchley development site 

22 Nov 17

Leading regeneration and development specialist SevenCapital has acquired a 9-acre cleared development site in Stirchley, Birmingham.


News
Chelmund’s Court officially opens its doors and marks end of regeneration scheme 

21 Nov 17

THERE was double delight in Chelmsley Wood – not only did a residential care home officially open but the Chelmund’s Cross Village Centre re-development was completed.


News
Residents to get first look at plans for new housing estates 

21 Nov 17

PROPOSED designs for the new Tinkers Green and Kerria Centre housing estates will be revealed to members of the public at two community engagement events this month.


Business
WMCA awards £3.7 million to Telford & Wrekin Borough Council 

10 Nov 17

Funds granted for brownfield site regeneration.


News
£7m cash injection into leisure and retail regeneration 

9 Nov 17

West Midlands Combined Authority backs redevelopment of derelict site in Black Country town centre…


Business
Development conference set for Birmingham 

7 Nov 17

Development and regeneration plans in the West Midlands to be unveiled.


News
Work begins on new £3.5million housing regeneration scheme near Lichfield 

3 Nov 17

Work has begun on a new £3.5million housing project near Lichfield.


Rugby
New housing estate plans branded ‘deathtrap’ for children 

31 Oct 17

Councillor hits out at designs for first phase of long-awaited Icknield Port Loop regeneration in Edgbaston…


Business
New housing estate plans branded ‘deathtrap’ for children 

31 Oct 17

Councillor hits out at designs for first phase of long-awaited Icknield Port Loop regeneration in Edgbaston…


News
Small Business Grant Scheme to give more start-ups a helping hand 

24 Oct 17

A THIRD round of grants of between £500 and £1500 are now available to help promote new small business start-ups, self-employment and entrepreneurship in Tamworth.


Blog comment
Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 3 Bedroom Semi Detached House, Booth Street, Walsall, WS3. With Yields Of 7.52%. 

17 Oct 17

A very nice 3 bed semi detached house in Blakenall Heath, Walsall.


Rugby
New plans for 15-storey student development backed by Chines investors 

16 Oct 17

Latest project from Court Collaboration has again draw on Asian investors to support regeneration in Birmingham…


Business
New plans for 15-storey student development backed by Chinese investors 

16 Oct 17

Latest project from Court Collaboration has again draw on Asian investors to support regeneration in Birmingham…


Local news
Lidl confirms reopening date for its Kings Heath store 

7 Oct 17

Lidl has confirmed that its store on Silver Street in Kings Heath, will reopen its doors to customers at 8am on 19th October after undergoing a complete rebuild and refurbishment.


News
Here’s where thousands of new homes will be built in the West Midlands 

30 Sep 17

West Midlands mayor Andy Street and local councils have a 500 million plan to build thousands of new homes – and we have the details…


News
Plans in for 42-storey Broad Street apartment block 

26 Sep 17

New name and number of flats revealed as developer Moda Living pushes on with plans for city centre tower…


Blog feature
‘Positive Change for a Positive Future’ – Invitation to SCVO Annual General Meeting 

19 Sep 17

SCVO is pleased to invite you to its 2017 Annual General Meeting which is taking place on Thursday 19th October 2017 from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm at Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, Smethwick B66 1BB.


Local news
Over 200 professionals race to end youth homelessness at first ever LandAid Midlands 10K 

14 Sep 17

Article from Longbridge Life – St Modwen Thursday 14 September 2017 – Over 200 professionals from across the property and construction sectors raced to end youth homelessness at yesterday’s inaugural LandAid Midlands 10K sponsored by St.


Blog feature
Canals talk launches new season 

6 Sep 17

SEDGLEY Local History Society’s new season of talks begins on Thursday, September 14 at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.


News
Historic England urged not to kill off multi-million-pound city centre redevelopment plans 

31 Aug 17

Regeneration chief says major city centre projects could be snuffed out…


Blog comment
UNA event: The Role of the United Nations in Addressing Climate Change 

28 Aug 17

Local author, Dr Christine Parkinson, who will be speaking about the United Nations’ role in addressing climate change, is a biologist who worked in medical research before coming to this city where she has co-founded regeneration projects, the …


Blog feature
Brickkiln Croft 

22 Aug 17

  Postcards from the past – Brickkiln Croft   Westside Story It was confirmed today 31st May 2017, that The £55 million regeneration scheme for Westside in Wolverhampton will start in 2018.


Rugby
Major land deal for Jewellery Quarter regeneration 

21 Aug 17

Home of historic Birmingham company for more than 50 years will be redeveloped into a mixed-use complex with flats and commercial space…


Business
Major land deal for Jewellery Quarter regeneration 

21 Aug 17

Home of historic Birmingham company for more than 50 years will be redeveloped into a mixed-use complex with flats and commercial space…


Rugby
Jewellery Quarter properties sold for £2m 

18 Aug 17

Group of properties in historic district acquired by developer leading regeneration of Birmingham Mint…


Business
Jewellery Quarter properties sold for £2m 

18 Aug 17

Group of properties in historic district acquired by developer leading regeneration of Birmingham Mint…


News
Former JW Bonser factory in Albert Street, Walsall to be… 

17 Aug 17

DEMOLITION of a former Walsall factory is set to get underway as part of an ongoing regeneration of the town centre.


Rugby
Paradise unveils vision for landmark building at end of Broad Street 

17 Aug 17

Developers behind Birmingham city centre regeneration scheme to showcase next stage of major project at public exhibition next month…


Business
Paradise unveils vision for landmark building at end of Broad Street 

17 Aug 17

Developers behind Birmingham city centre regeneration scheme to showcase next stage of major project at public exhibition next month…


News
Two of Birmingham’s most iconic statues – Boulton, Watt and Murdoch and Iron: Man – are on the move. 

15 Aug 17

Two of Birmingham’s most iconic statues – Boulton, Watt and Murdoch and Iron: Man – will be temporarily removed from their familiar sites, to allow ongoing transformation of the city centre to progress, in the coming weeks.


Local news
Stinking rat-infested site by Tesco New Oscott in Sutton… 

12 Aug 17

A RECYCLING point by a Sutton Coldfield supermarket has become a dumping site for fly-tippers as councillors and store bosses continue to work on a solution to eliminate the problem.


Business
First phase of Icknield Port Loop regeneration unveiled 

10 Aug 17

More than 200 houses and apartments will be built on land next to Birmingham Canal Old Line as developers submit plans to council…


Rugby
First phase of Icknield Port Loop regeneration unveiled 

10 Aug 17

More than 200 houses and apartments will be built on land next to Birmingham Canal Old Line as developers submit plans to council…


Business
Search for Birmingham Smithfield developer begins 

4 Aug 17

City council looks to transform former markets site.


Business
Search for developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield begins 

4 Aug 17

The search for a development partner to lead one of the largest city centre regeneration opportunities in Europe has formally commenced.


Council
Search for developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield begins 

3 Aug 17

The search for a development partner to lead one of the largest city centre regeneration opportunities in Europe has formally commenced.


Business
Sneak peek into Springfield 

2 Aug 17

The University of Wolverhampton offered a glimpse into the redevelopment of its £100m investment in the former Springfield brewery at an event recently.