The vision for New Garden Square is to transform what has been an insular development since John Madin’s 1958 masterplan for the wider Calthorpe Estate into a very high quality, vibrant and accessible new destination in the commercial heart of Edgbaston.
GHA, in association with developers U+I and Calthorpe Estates, submitted a successful planning application to Birmingham City Council to redevelop this outdated commercial site, covering around 3.85 hectares on the west side of Birmingham along the Hagley Road, a main arterial route into the city. The scheme will deliver a major new mixed-use scheme which will regenerate a long-neglected area of the city.
The proposed scheme includes up to 400 residential apartments, up to 46,500 square metres of office space, potential for a 100-bed hotel and 2,400 square metres of retail space that can accommodate new bars, restaurants and convenience stores. The development will retain the existing Grade II listed buildings fronting the Hagley Road.
At the heart of the proposal is a landscaped garden square comprising of a series of interlinked gardens and mature trees, which will create attractive public open spaces.