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Big City Plan

The Big City Plan is a 20-year City Centre Masterplan. It's a vision to encourage and support Birmingham’s continuing transformation into a world class city centre. It covers every aspect of the built environment. This includes:

  • Creating 1.5 million square metres of new floorspace
  • Creating over 50,000 new jobs
  • Contributing £2.1 billion to the economy each year
  • Creating a well-connected, efficient and walkable City Centre
  • Providing 65,000 square metres of new and improved public spaces
  • Providing 28 kilometres of enhanced walking and cycling routes
  • Providing over 5,000 new homes with new leisure and recreational facilities to attract more families
  • Valuing the city centre’s heritage and cultural assets
  • Integrating sustainable development and addressing the impact of climate change as part of the future transformation of the city centre
  • Delivering five areas of transformation supporting the growth of the City Core.

The Big City Plan isn't a statutory planning document, but it has been endorsed as a framework for the future development and regeneration of the city centre.