More than 1,200 properties are to be demolished in a £3.5bn redevelopment project that aims to build affordable homes for older people and young families.
The plans include building over 2,000 houses in Buckhead, the largest development in the Midlands in its modern history.
The scheme is the brainchild of Birmingham City Council and will see the demolition of an estimated 1,800 buildings, including a number of historic structures and heritage buildings.
“I think this is one of the most exciting redevelopment projects we’ve seen in Birmingham for quite some time,” Birmingham City Mayor Maria Miller said.
“This is an exciting time for Buckhead and it will bring an amazing amount of new housing to the city.”
Ms Miller said the redevelopment was “not only a great investment in the city, it’s also an investment in people”.
“The new housing will enable more people to live in Buckworth and create a vibrant and healthy community.”
The council has committed to spend £500m over the next 10 years to revitalise Buckhead.
The project is the largest of its kind in the UK and is the result of a £5m grant from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and £2.5m from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The project includes demolition of over 1,100 properties, including historic buildings and heritage structures, in Bucktown, the site of the city’s first council housing development, Buckhead Homes.
It will include the demolition and redevelopment of 1,000 flats, including 2,400 flats in Buckheads residential area, which is a historic community in Buck Town.
Buckheads heritage includes more than 2,300 buildings dating back to the 1860s, including 18 bridges, three hospitals, a church and more than 40,000 trees.
A total of 1.1 million square feet of ground-floor retail will be transformed into apartments.
The Buckheads plan is designed to provide an affordable place to live for older and disabled people.
The city’s heritage director said: “I think that a lot of the heritage around Bucktown is now over 70 years old, so we’ve got quite a few iconic buildings that people associate with Bucktown.”
It will be like a town in a box’In its first phase, the project will include demolition of approximately 600 buildings, but Ms Miller said that could change.””
We think this will really create an attractive, modern and diverse community.”‘
It will be like a town in a box’In its first phase, the project will include demolition of approximately 600 buildings, but Ms Miller said that could change.
“If we have the right planning, we can make sure that the buildings can stay on the site for a long time, so that they’re not just demolished,” she said.
“But, in the event that we have a lot more buildings that we want to tear down and rebuild and build, then we’ll be looking at whether we can do that at a later date.”
Ms Brown, of the Buckhead Neighbourhood Council, said: “It will mean that Buckhead will be a town within a town, a little like the city of Birmingham.”
It’s going to be a real town.
We’re hoping that we can get people living in BuckTown to move into BuckTown as well.
“Ms Black said: “It won’t be just BuckTown.
It will be BuckTown in a Box.”
A total 2,600 flats will be built in Buckwick Homes.
Ms Brown said Buckwick will offer a range of different housing types including detached homes, studio and semi-detached homes, townhouse accommodation and large-scale developments.
The development will also include a range, including residential units, a mixed-use development, a multi-family development and a residential-only development.
The new apartments will provide people with “an amazing amount” of space and will be located at a location with access to public transport.
The homes will be designed to offer people a “more comfortable, spacious and modern” home.
The projects aims to bring more than 5,000 jobs to the Bucktown area and is expected to create up to 1,300 full-time jobs and 3,000 part-time.
The Buckhead Housing Trust has been established to develop and maintain Buckhead’s existing heritage.
The project was designed by local architects Guggenheim, and will involve the demolition, renovation and rehabilitation of approximately 2,200 buildings, which are currently located in Buckhurst, Bucktown and Buckwick.
Bucks first Buckhead City Council built homes in the 1960s.
After the city became an independent town in 1969, Buckheads Heritage Trust (BHTS) was established to maintain and improve the historic and cultural sites of the area.BHST’s mission is to provide “a comprehensive and permanent record of Buckhead as a whole”.”
It is an important site for the future development of Buckheads historic and