Benefits to your community
This regeneration is much more than building high quality and much needed housing in Perry Barr. As a core part of Perry Barr’s regeneration, we want to deliver a whole host of community and economic activities that will benefit local people now and in the future.
In support of this aim, as part of the regeneration, we will work with partner contractors to deliver packages of wider benefits that bring social value and help strengthen communities. As well as delivering community projects and engaging with schools, we will also provide opportunities for local residents, examples of this during phase one are:
- creating 400 new jobs for local people, 50 of which will be apprenticeships
- support 1,000 pre-employment training places and provide 10,500 work experience hours.
In addition, our partners pledge to support local businesses through buying locally, with 60% of their spend going to small and medium size businesses.
Community projects and opportunities
We will provide updates on community, educational, environmental and other projects, as well as posting job, training and supplier opportunities. One example of this is set out below:
Eden Boys School outdoor reflection area
Through the Lendlease Foundation, employees working on this scheme, volunteered their time to create an outdoor reflection space for Eden Boys School. The volunteers worked with students at the school to clear an area for an outdoor refection space.
This included planting a border, with plants supplied by Hirons Nursery in Perry Barr, with the next stage seeing installation of an outdoor canopy that will provide all year round protection for the area and create an outdoor learning space.
Perry Barr street naming competition
As construction work continues on the Perry Barr Residential Scheme, Birmingham City Council asked the people of the city to help name six new roads in Perry Barr.
1,400 much-needed homes will be housed on the site of the former Birmingham City University campus in the north west of the city.
To prepare the homes for occupation once complete, the city council, in collaboration with principal contractor Lendlease, ran a competition to name the new streets. This has resulted in six new names being selected based on the theme of cohesion and shared values.