Work has started on a £93 million residential project next to Edgbaston cricket stadium in Birmingham.
The scheme will see 375 apartments to rent, parking, cycle storage and 20,000 sq ft of commercial space for retail and leisure occupiers built on four acres of land in Pershore Road.
The 18-storey apartment complex will be called ‘The Edgbaston Residences’ and there will also be a new entrance plaza and car park at the stadium itself.
New car parking and the plaza are due to be completed in spring 2022 ahead of the Commonwealth Games when the stadium will play host to the T20 cricket competition.
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The apartments are due to be ready the following year.
It is the second phase of the Edgbaston Stadium Masterplan which saw the opening of a £32 million redevelopment of the South and West Stands to create new corporate, media and spectator facilities in 2011.
Contractor Winvic Construction is carrying this latest phase of work on behalf of a development partnership of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and German real estate investor Patrizia.
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Craig Flindall, chief operating officer at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Despite the barriers created by the covid pandemic and national lockdowns, we have been able to navigate a way through and are delighted that we can now get this major redevelopment project under way which will transform our stadium footprint and the surrounding facilities.
“It has taken great efforts to keep things moving in the current climate but this start ensures that key elements of the project will be completed ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and everything will be completed by autumn 2023.
“Later this year, we intend to reveal plans for the third phase of the Edgbaston Masterplan which will include the next phase of the redevelopment of the stadium.”