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Masterplan submitted for Commonwealth Games athletes’ village

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Plans by Glancy Nicholls Architects and Glenn Howells Architects for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games athletes’ village have been put forward for planning consideration

Glancy Nicholls has drawn up the masterplan for the site, which will accommodate 6,500 athletes and officials for the period of the games before being converted into homes for the general public.

Working with Glenn Howells, it has also drawn up detailed designs for 11 individual plots within the development on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

A design code submitted with the application said one of the key principles of development was the ‘need to create a positive and long-lasting identity/community for the area’.

The proposed development, on land owned by Birmingham City Council, would see 1,500 homes built, alongside 1,237m² of commercial floorspace and a community centre. After the games, 238 of the homes would be used for a new extra care village, with the remainder rented or sold.

John Crabtree, chair of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games organising committee, said: ‘In the seven months since being awarded the 2022 Games there has been a lot of work done to prepare this planning application.

‘Now is the time for anyone with an interest in the regeneration of Perry Barr to look at our plans in detail and give feedback to the city council planners.

‘We want the people of the West Midlands to have ownership of the games and this is one of the first significant ways in which they can do that.’

Plot 9 parkside view

Plot 9 parkside view

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