Devolution to further benefit the West Midlands and Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester and the west midlands are the only two city-regions which are likely to receive more devolved powers, the chief executive of Coventry council has revealed at a Built Environment Networking Conference. Responding to questions at BEN’s Coventry Development Plans event, Martin Reeves said there would be announcements on further devolution ‘over the next […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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Ten acre site on the edge of Birmingham City Centre wins consent

Birmingham’s biggest private landlord has secured outline permission for the redevelopment of 10-acre site on the edge of the city centre, Business Environment Networking’s recent event in the city heard.   Mark Lee, chief executive of the Calthorpe Estate, told at the Birmingham Development Plans event that outline permission has been granted for the redevelopment of […]

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New scheme will put Coventry on the euro map

Coventry’s Friargate development is a scheme of potentially European significance, the scheme’s developer has claimed. Delivering the closing keynote presentation at Built Environment Networking’s Coventry Development Plans 2014 event, Stephen Reynolds said: “I can’t think of another city that can put forward 36 acres of developable land by a railway station. This is at least- […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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West Mids has ‘no choice but to embrace HS2

The West Midlands region has no choice but to embrace HS2 if it is to tackle its imminent rail capacity problems, Network Rail has warned. David Golding, principal strategic planner at Network Rail, told the Built Environment Networking event on ‘Birmingham’s Transport Development Plans 2014’ at Villa Park that the West Coast Mainline is “approaching […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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Birmingham’s ‘sleeping giant’ schemes awake

Birmingham’s ‘sleeping giant’ schemes awake Two of Birmingham city centre’s ‘sleeping giant’ mixed-use schemes – Arena Central and Paradise Circus, together comprising up to 4.1 million sq ft – will start on site by the end of the year, according to the schemes’ respective developers. Developers Arena Central Developments (ACD) and Argent revealed their development […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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