Lendlease wins £1.5bn Birmingham scheme

Birmingham City Council selects Lendlease as Smithfield development partner.

Birmingham City Council has announced Lendlease as its development partner to deliver the transformation of the 17ha Birmingham Smithfield site. Located in the heart of the city centre, Birmingham Smithfield is a £1.5bn redevelopment project that will reposition the city on an international stage.

The JV between the council and Lendlease will lead the creation of an urban quarter that includes a new home for the city’s historic Bull Ring retail markets, a unique family destination including a leisure and cultural offer, a new public square, integrated public transport and more than 2,000 homes with a public park and community facilities.

Birmingham Smithfield is located directly adjacent to the Bullring and New Street Station; and will be a short walk from the new High Speed 2 City Centre Terminus Station which is set to open in 2026. The redevelopment of the area, which is twice the size of Birmingham’s Brindleyplace, is expected to take 15 years to complete. The first phase of the scheme will include new homes, the new retail markets building and public realm.

Council leader cllr Ian Ward said: “The delivery of Birmingham Smithfield will be a major boost for Birmingham. With the new cultural and leisure attractions, the public realm, new homes and retail markets the development will appeal to both national and international audiences.”

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