Perry Barr will see significant change over the coming years as a result of significant investment into the area. These changes will see the delivery of new homes, improvements to public transport infrastructure, walking and cycling routes, new community facilities and high quality public spaces.
The area of Perry Barr will also play a key role in helping Birmingham to deliver the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with some of the new housing that will be delivered on the former Birmingham City University site being used to provide the residential part of the Commonwealth Games Village, while the Alexander Stadium, a short distance away, will be host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the Athletics Competition. .
The significant investment into the area will provide a catalyst for change, enhancing the vibrancy of the area as a place to live, work and visit and supporting the development of new homes along one of the key corridors in the city.
The City’s draft Urban Centres Framework also builds on this.
Having secured significant public sector funding there is an opportunity for the Council and its partners including the West Midlands Combined Authority and Transport for West Midlands to accelerate the planned delivery of growth in the area. This includes the direct delivery of more than 1,000 new homes which will be used as part of the Commonwealth Games Village, and the earlier delivery of some of the planned transport schemes which will provide added transport options during the Games too.
A number of improvements to the transport network including improvements to Perry Barr rail station and bus interchange, and the proposed introduction of SPRINT as well as a number of high quality new developments in the local centre to create a distinctive destination will unlock housing growth in the area bringing forward more than 5000 new homes over the next 20 years.
The schemes will be delivered in a number of phases. These webpages provide a taste of the proposals and will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.