Druids Heath is approximately six miles south of the city centre and lies near the boundary between Worcestershire and Birmingham, with good access to the A435 road and the M42 motorway. It is predominantly a residential area, mostly developed in the 1960’s by the City Council to provide a mixture of low rise and high rise accommodation.
Druids Heath has remained largely unchanged since it was built, and remains the only large Municipal Estate in Birmingham that has received no major regeneration investment. While the location is excellent, the environment and character of parts of the area are poor, as is the quality, design and layout of many of the properties themselves.
In 2016 Birmingham City Council had the opportunity to work with the Homes & Communities Agency who provided funds to prepare a master plan for the regeneration of parts of Druids Heath.
A consultant team was appointed with the overall aim of the study to consider how regeneration could be delivered for the area whilst minimising disruption to the existing community and taking into account Birmingham City Council’s budgetary constraints.