11 Oct 2019 • shedkm

shedkm to masterplan new birmingham neighbourhood

shedkm are excited to announce that developer HUB has appointed us to masterplan a new canalside neighbourhood close to Birmingham’s city centre.

The project is HUB’s first development outside of the South East and focusses on a 6-acre site that is currently Birmingham’s National Express Central Bus Garage. The unique site lies at the heart of South Digbeth; an area fast-emerging as a focus of regeneration in the city centre.

The wider Digbeth area is continuing to undergo significant and positive change as a result of the Birmingham Curzon HS2 masterplan and our work will seek to connect and build-on the existing ‘Digbeth Vision’ led by Studio Egret West (+Glenn Howells) and Allies and Morrison.

The Central Bus Garage sits close to the monumental Duddeston Viaduct and within easy reach of Small Heath’s established community. The site will form the heart of an emerging new area – South Digbeth – which extends regeneration to the south eastern edge of Birmingham City Council’s ‘Digbeth Quarter’, to establish a new arrival destination for the planned Midland Metro Alliance tram east extension.

shedkm are leading a multi-disciplinary specialist design team to deliver a mix of new buildings and public realm that continues to grow the creative and industrious nature of the area. The large-scale mixed-use regeneration scheme is being evolved in collaboration with the local community to provide creative, industrial and residential uses that will facilitate long-term growth that carefully reflects the site’s rich past as a historic neighbourhood with a long industrial heritage.

The design team is working towards an outline planning application with initial detailed plots being submitted in tandem in the first quarter of 2020. A public exhibition is being held at Dig Brew Co on Friday 18th of October to celebrate the beginning of the project and continue to invite feedback from the local community.