New images showing how a £260 million regeneration scheme in Birmingham will look have been released as revised plans are lodged with the city council.
The project in Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, could eventually house more than 900 new homes, live-work space, roof gardens, a 133-bedroom hotel and 60,000 sq ft of flexible commercial space.
There will also be car parking, a new public park and skypark on Duddeston Viaduct.
A planning application was initially lodged by developer and investor Cole Waterhouse in April but updated proposals have now been submitted which include changes to some of the residential blocks, additional landscaping and the inclusion of a new ‘parklet’.
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Planned artwork for the hotel will now be a permanent installation as opposed to a continually changing design.
Cole Waterhouse said it was still exploring options on the final art design for the hotel while public art would also feature throughout the five-acre site.
The re-development of the plot, which borders Adderley Street, will retain its historic features such as the lock keepers cottage and the development team is working with charity Canal and Rivers Trust to enhance the site’s Victorian engineering history.
Cole Waterhouse’s chief executive Damian Flood said: “We listened carefully to the feedback from the consultation programme and have subsequently made some enhancements to the scheme design which we wanted to show with these new images.
“We have been in close contact with the existing businesses in the area to accommodate their requirements in the new scheme and their feedback and support has been overwhelmingly positive.
“With close proximity to Birmingham city centre and planned improvements to transport infrastructure, including the new West Midlands Metro line and HS2 Curzon Street station, Upper Trinity Street will create a great community for hundreds to live and work in and we are committed to protecting the area’s unique ‘Digbethness’ which is further reflected in our design amends.”