Benefits for the community
Being a catalyst for change
By 2040 Perry Barr will be a thriving neighbourhood transformed due to the impact of Birmingham hosting the Games. The vision will be delivered in phases with key aspects including:
Residential scheme - the first phase of a scheme of 1,400 new homes has been developed in the heart of Perry Barr. With future phases of up to 500 homes planned alongside new education and leisure facilities, the area will offer choice, opportunity, and address housing need.
Sustainable transport - encouraging active travel and reducing reliance on cars – there is a refurbished rail station and bus interchange, alongside plans for a rapid bus transit route and segregated cycle lane to the city centre. Improved pedestrian facilities are providing local people with sustainable travel choices. This will contribute to the Route to Zero agenda – Birmingham City Council’s response to the climate emergency.
Highways scheme – enabling the prioritisation of active and sustainable travel over private vehicles, creating a more legible and attractive pedestrian environment, and unlocking land for development.