Redevelopment of the former Birmingham City University Campus, Perry Barr

KMA was commissioned by Birmingham City Council to undertake the community information and consultation exhibition relating to a major housing-led regeneration proposal at Perry Bar, Birmingham prior to the submission of the planning application.

The communication and consultation event was held at the Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Perry Barr, on Monday 4th June 2018. The exhibition comprised a pre-application drop- consultation, explaining the proposed housing development of circa 1,400 homes, which will also serve as the residential accommodation for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Athletes Village. Once the Games are over it will form the heart of a high-quality residential neighbourhood.

The consultation was arranged to explain and assist in the exploration of the key information concerning the proposed planning application. It included details about the context, the development scheme, access and movement strategy, landscape strategy and wider related opportunities for the Perry Bar area.

The event was well attended by some 162 residents from diverse age, gender, social and sectoral backgrounds. The range of people included economically active, business owners, students and young people, retired people, community organisations, councillors, including diverse cultural backgrounds and a healthy gender balance.

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