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Wolverhampton prepares to green light £50m transport investment plan 

14 Apr 16

THE success of Wolverhamptons transportation capital programme has delivered a multi-million pound boost to the citys regeneration over the last three years, it has been claimed.


Blog comment
Out of the deep end – exploring a future for Moseley Road Baths 

14 Apr 16

The future of Moseley Road Baths looks more optimistic following the announcement that an Action Group has won the backing of Historic England, the National Trust and Prince’s Regeneration Trust to investigate fully options for restoring the Grade II…


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Moseley Road Baths Update 

12 Apr 16

Moseley Road Baths Action Group, of which Birmingham Conservation Trust is a member, is another step closer to securing a future for the historic Birmingham baths.


Business
Approval for housing scheme that forms part of £1bn regeneration 

11 Apr 16

REGENERATION specialist St Modwen has secured planning consent for the next phase of up to 215 new homes next to Longbridge town centre.


Local news
PRESS RELEASE: Team appointed for Moseley Road Baths Options Appraisal 

11 Apr 16

Hope for historic Balsall Heath baths   A project to breathe new life into Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath is a step closer after winning financial support from Historic England.


Business
St Modwen unveils new chief executive 

7 Apr 16

Mark Allan will join the Birmingham regeneration specialist from student accommodation provider Unite…


Business
St Modwen appoints new chief executive 

7 Apr 16

BIRMINGHAM regeneration specialist St.


News
Demolition of Birmingham Central Library in Paradise captured… 

5 Apr 16

Demolition of Birmingham Central Library in Paradise captured with a drone.


Business
HS2 causes golf club to plan major overhaul 

3 Apr 16

Construction of high-speed rail line will cut a swathe through 18-hole Staffordshire course prompting new plans for redevelopment…


Business
New restaurants coming to Walsall Waterfront project 

1 Apr 16

Latest plans will see four new venues built at regeneration scheme which will finally complete 17-acre development…


Business
Regeneration of Tap Works site part of housing plans 

30 Mar 16

PLANS to convert the former Tap Works factory in Wolverhampton into a housing estate are moving forward after developers were invited to submit expressions of interest within a fortnight.


Business
New plans for 200 Birmingham city centre apartments 

29 Mar 16

Developer behind long-running regeneration of the old Masshouse Circus site has unveiled the latest plans for the city centre plot…


News
Solihull councillor slams UKIP’s Meriden ‘toxic gas’ claims 

24 Mar 16

A SOLIHULL councillor has slammed a ‘scurrilous’ UKIP leaflet which claims a proposed biomass plant at Meriden Quarry will pump ‘toxic gases’ into the air.


News
Brownfield clearance paves the way for £20m regeneration project 

21 Mar 16

INDEPENDENT building group Construction Partnership UK has completed work clearing a disused steelworks site in Wolverhampton, paving the way for a £20m regeneration project.


Business
Councillor claims Birmingham Smithfield plans ‘miss big opportunity’ for bigger park 

21 Mar 16

Planning committee critical of masterplan to transform Wholesale Markets area into family zone…


News
Tamworth’s regeneration efforts receive national recognition 

19 Mar 16

TAMWORTH was highly commended for its ongoing work to regenerate the area after reaching the final three for a national award.


News
Giant Arden Cross scheme for 2,000 homes, shops and leisure revealed 

18 Mar 16

Arden Cross, a landmark development site near the key UK Central investment area has gone on show at MIPIM 2016…


News
Former Typhoo Tea factory in Digbeth to become university campus in £14m makeover 

17 Mar 16

It’s been empty for a long time but the historic factory will become a centre for creative industries.


Business
Eastside canals scheme highlighted to investors at MIPIM 

17 Mar 16

A MAJOR canalside regeneration project in the heart of Birmingham has been showcased at the MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.


Business
Eastside Locks showcased at MIPIM 2016 

17 Mar 16

Eastside Locks is set to transform its site into a thriving Business and Innovation Hub.


Business
Plan to turn Birmingham’s markets into 24-hour-a-day attraction 

16 Mar 16

Birmingham Smithfield proposals put markets at centre of city centre regeneration – and city leaders want them operating throughout the day…


News
House prices rise six-fold on one Birmingham street: Find out how your property has risen 

15 Mar 16

Our interactive widget allows you to see how much your house price has increased in the last 20 years…


Council
Go-ahead for Perry Barr district centre scheme funding 

15 Mar 16

Cllr Tahir Ali Cabinet is being asked to set the ball rolling for the regeneration of Perry Barr district centre by accepting the first phase of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) allocation, which will then be used to unlock growth in the area.


News
Timelapse of the £500 million Paradise regeneration scheme. This… 

9 Mar 16

Timelapse of the £500 million Paradise regeneration scheme.


News
It’s either horrific or elegant: Opinion divided over Smallbrook Queensway plans 

9 Mar 16

Subject of city centre regeneration has become ‘Marmite’ topic on social media with some keen to see the back of landmark building and others opposed to its replacement…


Business
Wolverhampton sells off former leisure facility to aid regeneration 

9 Mar 16

WOLVERHAMPTON City Council is to see off one of its former leisure facilities as part of a wider regeneration scheme.


News
Plans to transform historic Smallbrook Queensway building 

9 Mar 16

Curved complex which stretches from Holloway Circus to Bullring is to be partially demolished to make way for new 22-storey apartment tower and offices…


News
International food court to open at Beorma Quarter 

9 Mar 16

New plans have been brought forward for five-storey complex where ‘East meets West’ to capitalise on forthcoming regeneration in Digbeth…


News
Trebor to build speculatively at Advanced Manufacturing Hub 

8 Mar 16

Firm behind new Assay Office will construct the first speculative development at the specialist hub in Aston…


Business
HCA deal gives fresh hope for stalled generation scheme 

7 Mar 16

FRESH hopes have been raised for the future of a key regeneration site in Wolverhampton.


News
New images show future of Madin’s Powergen site 

7 Mar 16

Newly released CGIs coincide with planning approval for the demolition of another Madin building to make way for a retirement village and houses…


News
New Street station and Assay Office make RIBA shortlist 

4 Mar 16

Eight projects from across the West Midlands are named on shortlist for 2016 awards and the chance to be considered for Stirling Prize…


Business
New apartments for ‘Soviet-era’ Birmingham street 

4 Mar 16

Latest project by developer Seven Capital welcomed by planning chiefs as more city centre living comes to Birmingham…


News
Green light for renovation of ‘major asset’ Belmont Works 

3 Mar 16

City council says it has been looking at restoring the historic building in Eastside since before a blaze struck in 2007…


Business
Masterplan unveiled to build Birmingham’s hub of knowledge 

3 Mar 16

Major regeneration plans for Eastside district would see Typhoo Wharf brought back to life, new public realm and city parks and cultural quarter with cinema screen…


News
Public square with cinema screen part of new vision for Birmingham’s Eastside 

3 Mar 16

Major regeneration plans for Eastside district would see Typhoo Wharf brought back to life, new public realm and city parks and cultural quarter with cinema screen…


Business
Former Powergen site regeneration set for go ahead 

29 Feb 16

Solihull planning chiefs expected to green light the demolition of Madin’s vacant office block – bringing to an end 20-year wait for redevelopment…


Business
£50m scheme ‘vital’ to Coventry’s regeneration 

27 Feb 16

VITAL progress on Coventrys regeneration has been achieved with the start of work on a new £50m mixed use scheme in the city centre, the city council has said.


Business
China’s commerce minister shown Birmingham regeneration sites in investment-boosting visit 

26 Feb 16

Gao Hucheng will lead a delegation to the city, with ministers hoping to stimulate investment in the region…


News
Historic Belmont Works set for new future 

26 Feb 16

City planning chiefs expected to rubber stamp major facelift of derelict former cycle factory which was gutted by a fire 2007…


Business
Birmingham wins tug of war over former LDV land 

25 Feb 16

Ruling means site will be shared between HS2 and manufacturers in major jobs boost for the city…


Business
Strengthening confidence prompts St. Modwen to expand Staffordshire gateway site 

24 Feb 16

REGENERATION specialist St.


News
Newman University unveils plans for £22m campus regeneration 

24 Feb 16

Next phase in long-running overhaul of south Birmingham campus will see new teaching blocks and almost 300 bedrooms built…


Business
‘Crying shame’ as Hall Green Stadium set to be demolished 

23 Feb 16

Nine decades of greyhound racing at historic track to come to an end with plans for a housing estate…


News
TGI Fridays opens in Walsall 

23 Feb 16

THE opening of a new restaurant chain in Walsall which has created 80 jobs for locals has been hailed as fantastic and a key part of the town centre’s regeneration.


Council
Deputy Leader raises a toast to new TGI Fridays 

22 Feb 16

Walsall’s Deputy Leader raises a toast to the latest regeneration taste sensation…


Business
RICS Awards pits New Street station against revamped housing estate 

22 Feb 16

David versus Goliath at prestigious annual property awards as Charlemont Farm Estate in West Bromwich takes on the 750m Birmingham Gateway project…


News
Muggers’ paradise in Perry Barr to be filled in as part of regeneration 

21 Feb 16

Run-down part of north Birmingham set for major overhaul as part of wider scheme to regeneration the area…


Local news
Chief executive of charity Sense says new £14million Touchbase Pears centre will make a real difference 

20 Feb 16

A new community centre for the deafblind in Selly Oak will make a real difference to the lives of many people, according to the boss of charity Sense.


Blog comment
Sheffield and Balsall Heath: the real march of the makers 

19 Feb 16

The observations of Julian Dobson (Living With Rats blogspot @juliandobson), strike a welcome and hopeful chord after reading the dismal question: “Will Chancellor Osborne cripple the ‘makers’?” A search revealed JD’s substantial localist …


Business
College plan to shut Jewellery Quarter street slammed by councillors 

19 Feb 16

University College Birmingham wants to close Holland Street during opening hours to ensure safety of students…


Business
Firm behind Birmingham’s most expensive apartment reveals THREE new plush projects 

11 Feb 16

Exclusive apartment blocks in the Gun Quarter and Jewellery Quarter revealed by Elevate Property Group…


News
Longbridge housing developer pledges road improvements to allay residents’ fears 

10 Feb 16

Exhibition of plans for North Worcestershire Golf Club site finds that traffic gridlock is number one concern of locals…


News
Timelapse of the £500 million Paradise regeneration scheme. This… 

10 Feb 16

Timelapse of the £500 million Paradise regeneration scheme.


Business
Plans revealed for a ‘water activity centre’ in Lichfield 

10 Feb 16

Proposals for a new centre, with a community exhibition space caf opening out onto a 54-berth basin, have been submitted…


Business
Timelapse movie captures progress of Birmingham’s £500m Paradise regeneration scheme 

9 Feb 16

This latest timelapse movie captures the extensive progress that has been made in the clearance programme to make way for the first buildings in the Paradise scheme.


Council
Preview of Walsall’s regeneration blockbuster 

9 Feb 16

Walsall’s first town centre based cinema for more than 20 years is preparing to launch on 18 March…


Business
WATCH: Timelapse video of January demolition work on Paradise scheme 

9 Feb 16

THE latest video provided by the developers of the large-scale Paradise regeneration scheme in central Birmingham shows the demolition work that took place in January.


News
WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January 

9 Feb 16

High reach excavators tore off tonnes of concrete from the exterior of the divisive building, which is being knocked down to make way for the Paradise regeneration scheme…


News
New future for old Jewellery Quarter offices by ‘bomb site’ car park 

9 Feb 16

Latest residential scheme will see office block vacant for 15 years converted into 14 high-end flats aimed at the upper end of the market…