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Business
Growth of city centre fit-outs prompts appointment of new project manager at JLL 

14 Jun 18

Darren Jeal has been appointed as project manager to JLL’s Building Consultancy’s Project Management team, as Birmingham’s regeneration creates significant growth for the company.


News
First roof tiles go on new homes near Lichfield as regeneration project nears completion 

12 Jun 18

A project to rebuild a street in Lichfield has reached its latest milestone after the first roof tiles were added.


News
Residents invited to ‘Meet the Developer’ ahead of major regeneration work 

6 Jun 18

RESIDENTS are being invited to ‘Meet the Developer’ ahead of major regeneration work to build 140 modern new council homes across two estates in Tamworth.


Business
M&G Real Estate announces joint venture to acquire £94m Birmingham regeneration project 

5 Jun 18

M&G Real Estate, a leading global real estate investor, has acquired Selly Oak Retail Park, a major regeneration project in south west Birmingham.


Rugby
Derelict site in Birmingham gets £3.6m development boost 

17 May 18

Mayor Andy Street says that he hopes the loan will be just one of many to help vital regeneration projects…


News
University of Birmingham is building a hotel and conference facility on campus in Edgbaston. 

3 May 18

The University of Birmingham has announced that it is building a new hotel and conferencing facility on their main campus in Edgbaston, in order to enhance the experience of those visiting and staying on campus.


Rugby
Hall Green Stadium sold to developer 

19 Apr 18

Galliford Try Partnerships will now lead the demolition and regeneration of the site to create 210 new houses…


Rugby
Next phase of Longbridge regeneration revealed 

19 Apr 18

St Modwen plans to build for new units aimed at industrial units…


Rugby
New Soho Loop plans to be unveiled 

11 Apr 18

Developers behind long-awaited regeneration of derelict site west of the city centre will be showcasing their vision for canalside plot…


News
Detailed plans for 140 new council homes get the go ahead 

29 Mar 18

A MAJOR £21.5million regeneration project to build 140 modern new council homes across two sites in Tamworth will soon get underway after the developments were given the final go-ahead by Tamworth Borough Council’s Planning Committee.


Blog arts
DESIGN PROFILE > KATHRYN LUND 

21 Mar 18

Hailing from Middlesbrough Kathryn Lund graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a first class degree in Textiles with Surface Design.


Rugby
Next phase of Longbridge regeneration revealed 

19 Mar 18

Developers want to complete Technology Park project with new office building…


Rugby
Developer selected for Peddimore regeneration 

14 Mar 18

City council announces preferred partner to work on the first phase of massive regeneration project in north Birmingham…


Council
Regeneration plan revealed 

13 Mar 18

The vision for a £100 million development that could regenerate a key part of Coventry city centre has been launched at the world’s largest property development and investment show.


Rugby
MIPIM 2018: West Midlands to unveil £10 billion investment prospectus 

12 Mar 18

Key development and regeneration sites across Birmingham and the West Midlands will be showcased to the world in new prospectus…


Business
Works starts on new HMRC building in Birmingham 

19 Feb 18

More than 3,600 tax and pensions workers will be relocated to new city centre home in 2020…


News
Landmark 21-storey tower which will ‘overshadow St Chad’s Cathedral’ 

16 Feb 18

New tower will transform the city’s historic Gun Quarter area say planners…


Rugby
Rail college and conservatoire make RICS 2018 shortlist 

16 Feb 18

Host of development and regeneration projects across Birmingham feature in shortlist for prestigious regional awards…


Business
Rail college and conservatoire make RICS 2018 shortlist 

16 Feb 18

Host of development and regeneration projects across Birmingham feature in shortlist for prestigious regional awards…


Business
Middle East retail giant invests £15m in new Birmingham hub 

14 Feb 18

LuLu Group International plans to open European headquarters in Aston to support its global retail operations…


News
CPO unlocks Axis Square regeneration 

14 Feb 18

City council backs order to purchase parts of development site next to Mailbox which will enable work to start next year…


Business
Former home of Alstom and van manufacturer LDV will become new rail maintenance depot for HS2 

6 Feb 18

Once home to Metro Cammell and LDV vans, the site at Washwood Heath is set to become HS2’s depot…


Business
This is how Birmingham’s skyline will change in 2018 

6 Feb 18

Our skyline is forever evolving so here is a handy guide to how the city is set to look by the end of this year…


Local news
University of Birmingham to open four-star hotel and conference centre 

5 Feb 18

A new four-star hotel and conference centre is set to open Autumn 2018 on The University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus.


Business
New apartment complex planned for derelict Edgbaston site 

5 Feb 18

Developers planning to build 301 units on site whose manufacturing history dates back to the 1850s…


News
Former Selly Oak Hospital nurses home to be converted into flats 

25 Jan 18

Plans to transform 111 year old building revealed…


News
Demolition of 20-storey Birmingham tower block under way 

20 Jan 18

The long awaited clearance of towers on the Bromford Estate will pave the way for new homes.


Business
1,000-home Birmingham city centre proposal is ‘Big, bold and fab’ but planners still aren’t happy and this is why 

19 Jan 18

But council’s planning committee wants more from the development of Monaco House site on Bristol Road…


News
Watch: Here’s the new 25-storey tower which will be built on Digbeth High Street 

19 Jan 18

The striking tower is part of the wider Lunar Rise scheme to build 517 apartments on the former Renault car dealership…


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  …


Business
New plans to restore historic former Kings Heath cinema 

18 Jan 18

Development team is starting consultation on what local community would like to see go into The Kingsway building…


Business
New timelapse video shows the amazing transformation of Paradise in Birmingham 

17 Jan 18

See how Paradise has been transformed at the heart of Birmingham…


News
Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan 18

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs…


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…