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Our Future City: ‘Draft Central Birmingham Framework 2040’

The Our Future City: Draft Central Birmingham Framework 2040 sets an ambitious and strategic vision for Central Birmingham to 2040 to create a fair, inclusive, and green place that benefits all Birmingham’s communities.

It is the route map to a greener Birmingham of:

  • more jobs
  • better transport options, and
  • higher quality, energy efficient new homes

This is a new 20-year vision and framework for the development of Central Birmingham to meet the economic, social, and environmental challenges of the 2020s, and beyond.

We have worked with citizens, businesses, developers, investors, and other partners, and continue to do so.

Watch the videos below to find out more.

To switch on subtitles for the videos, move your cursor (pointer) to the bottom of the video screen, and click the subtitles/closed captions icon when it appears.

Video one: Watch Our Future City - Welcome to Birmingham 2040

Video two: Watch a 30-minute presentation explaining the draft framework that is out to consultation:

The Central Area

This covers an area going “Beyond the Ring Road” because it’s not an inward-looking document focussing on just the city centre.

It recognises the reality that Central Birmingham is made of several destinations, centres, quarters and neighbourhoods each with their own offer, character and opportunities that can deliver growth for all across our communities.

It is about extending the opportunities of growth and investment within existing neighbourhoods. The framework is geographically grouped into five distinct areas:

  • City Heart:
    • Bull Ring
    • Colmore Business District
    • Snowhill and Steelhouse
    • Southside
    • Town
    • Westside
  • Central North:
    • Eastside and Aston Triangle
    • Gun Quarter
    • Nechells
    • Newtown
  • Central East:
    • Bordesley
    • Digbeth
    • Small Heath
  • Central South:
    • Balsall Heath
    • Edgbaston
    • Highgate
  • Central West:
    • Hockley
    • Jewellery Quarter
    • Ladywood
    • Spring Hill

Page last updated: 2 August 2023

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