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Benefits to your community | Perry Barr residential scheme | Birmingham City Council

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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 are asking 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 when complete, the city council, in collaboration with principal contractor Lendlease, have launched a competition to name the six new streets.

Map showing streets included in naming competition

The new roads are highlighted on the map

How to enter

You will need to complete a street names entry form, and email to Rita Patel Miller rita.patel-miller@lendlease.com by 5pm on Friday 16 October 2020.

Download the entry form

Further information

You can register to attend an online street names information workshop by emailing PBRSEnquiries@lendlease.com

Good luck!