Thought I'd make a separate thread for this one
Application Number 2012/01565/PA
Application Type Outline
Site Address Former Birmingham Battery Site land between Bristol Road, Harborne Lane and Aston Webb Boulevard Selly Oak
Proposal Outline planning application with all matters reserved save for access for mixed use development comprising retail food store (Use Class A1), non-food retail units (Use Class A1), financial and professional units (Use Class A2), cafe and restaurant units (USe Class A3), drinking establishments (Use Class A4), hot food takeaway (Use Class A5), business uses (Use Classes B1a and B1b) or secure residential institution (Use Class C2a), Hotels (Use Class C1), student accommodation (sui generis), leisure (Use Class D2), energy centre, management suite, provision of canal lik, petrol filling station (su generis) car parking, landscaping and associated works.
The key features of the plans include:
A new 100,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s foodstore which will replace the nearby Sainsbury’s
A petrol filling station
A range of other shops including a large retail store and over 20 shops and places to eat and drink
1,600 car parking spaces set on ground and below ground (‘undercroft’) levels
Canalside restaurants, cafés and bars and a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the existing canal
Two buildings providing student accommodation for up to 400 people. Each will have separate entrances
Flexible space for business use in one building or two linked buildings with dedicated car parking
Two buildings providing a total of almost 300 bedrooms
A new Doctors’ surgery
Harvest charges up Battery plans
Harvest Partnership, a jv between Land Securities and Sainsbury's, has submitted plans for its redevelopment of the former Birmingham Battery site in Selly Oak as a major mixed-use scheme.
The project proposes transforming the 32-acre brownfield site into a 1m sq ft development featuring a 100,000 sq ft Sainsbury's, some 324,000 sq ft of shops, 113,000 sq ft of offices, 200,000 sq ft of student housing, and 175,000 sq ft of hotels and leisure.
Neil Carron, project director at LandSec, said: "This is a unique scheme that will not only transform Selly Oak into a vibrant retail and leisure destination, but will also create 3,000 much-needed jobs for local people.
"We have worked hard to ensure that the proposals are realistic and deliverable, and are confident that the scheme will make a positive difference and result in something to be proud of."
Turley Associates is advising on planning.
The plans have now been submitted to Birmingham City Council. Should planning approval be granted, work could start on cleaning up the site as early as 2013, with construction following on the year after.