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.
The City Council is currently developing options for the regeneration of the estate. These are likely to include an element of demolition of some of the existing housing and the development of new homes.