Planning submitted for luxury New Garden Square residential development in Edgbaston

Nov 8, 2019

Award-winning residential property developer, Court Collaboration, has submitted a planning application to deliver 392 high-quality apartments as part of the wider New Garden Square regeneration, off Hagley Road on the Calthorpe Estate.

Court Collaboration’s proposals include a mix of spacious one, two and three-bedroom properties, with a range of private car parking spaces. Subject to planning approval, the scheme will be Court’s third Build-to-Rent project in the region and will deliver circa £90 million GDV. 

The scheme is a key aspect of the wider New Garden Square masterplan being developed by Calthorpe Estates and U+I. Court Collaboration agreed acquisition terms on the landmark site from Calthorpe Estates earlier this summer and will work alongside the company to deliver the luxury residential offering.

Alex Neale, Managing Director at Court Collaboration, said: “As well as delivering stunning properties, Court Collaboration is committed to creating developments which support local communities and their economies, so we’re very much looking forward to building these new homes and working in collaboration with Calthorpe Estates as the mixed-use New Garden Square project comes forward.

“Work is set to begin next spring, when we’ll be applying a range of modern construction methods to make the most of sustainable building and the highest quality product, with completion anticipated by Q2 2022.”

New Garden Square will see the transformation of the outdated commercial estate into a vibrant 10.7-acre mixed-use destination, which will encompass up to 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, residential properties, bars, restaurants and convenience stores. The scheme will be set around a new high quality public realm garden square, formed from an eclectic series of gardens and mature trees, and will retain the existing Grade II listed buildings fronting Hagley Road.

 It will benefit the Metro extension up the Hagley Road from Birmingham city centre, with an Edgbaston Village terminus stop opposite the scheme. The new SPRINT network will follow the Metro’s arrival and continue along Hagley Road to Halesowen and Dudley in advance of the arrival of HS2.

Ralph Minott, Development Director at Calthorpe Estates, added: “We are delighted with the Court Collaboration proposals and at seeing the residential element of New Garden Square coming forward. Calthorpe Estates are excited by the architect’s, Glancy Nicholls, innovative and landmark design for the residential scheme, which excellently complements our New Garden Square regeneration masterplan, alongside our partner U+I’s recently approved NGS1, the first commercial phase designed by Glenn Howells Architect’s. Furthermore, the new Metro extension and terminus, where construction works are in full swing, will greatly enhance Edgbaston’s connection with Birmingham city centre.”

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