Revealing the Rea, regenerating the heart of Digbeth
Creating 770 new apartments and over 42,000 sq. ft or commercial space, Connaught Square is a once in a generation opportunity to transform a large area of Digbeth into a new neighbourhood within the heart of Birmingham. The project will play a key role in the expansion of the city centre, providing high specification housing, flexible business space and amenities all within easy reach of major transport infrastructure.
The scheme will act as a catalyst for the development of the wider area, which will include Smithfield (former Wholesale Market site) and other developments along the Bradford Street Corridor.
The project centres around a substantial new public space overlooking the River Rea, re-imagining the relationship the area has with the riverside. Breaking down the concrete culvert that confines it and opens it up for the public, beginning the city’s transformational ‘re-greening’ of its riverside areas. The strategy for this aspect of the scheme was one of the most challenging aspects, and was agreed after a lengthy and technical series of negotiations with the City Council and the Environment Agency
Masterplan Completed & Planning approved
The development of this website and the refurbishment of the meeting rooms in Birmingham and second office in Bromyard was made possible with funding from the ERDF.