Edgbaston Mill turns wheel

In my post on the redevelopment of the cricket ground in November 2008 I referred to the neighbouring Hemisphere Apartment scheme and the wider Edgbaston Mill development, Bowled out by regeneration.

A planning application, No 2010/04995/PA, has been submitted for the third phase, updating and bringing together previously permitted phases. The application is listed as :Mixed use commercial block comprising 200 bed hotel and ancillary restaurants and meeting rooms, health and fitness facility, cafe, restaurant and ancillary roads, service yard, car park and landscaping.

The following statement from the Design and Access Statement summarises the history to this new application.

Outline planning permission for a mixed use redevelopment on the site was initially granted by Birmingham City Council (application no. S/00716/01/OUT) on 26 September 2003 and was then subsequently renewed following the conditional approval of two S73 applications; application no. S/04263/07/FUL on 6 December 2007; and application no. S/07766/06/OUT on 15 February 2006. These applications approved a mix of uses at the site, including residential, serviced apartments, health and fitness, retail foodstore, ancillary office and retail uses, offices, restaurants/ bars, public spaces and parking. A reserved matters planning application for Phase 3A, pursuant to the outline permission, (application no. S/07818/06/RES) was granted on 4 April 2006, comprising two retail food units, leisure use, two restaurants with ancillary service yard, car park and landscaping. Additionally, a full planning application for Phase 3B/C (application no. S/05939/07/FUL) was granted on 17 January 2008, comprising a mixed used commercial block including a 200 bedroom hotel, restaurants, leisure space, car park and landscaping.

The site, as shown above sits adjacent to the already complete Hemisphere apartments, and near to the recently redeveloped MAC and the redeveloped stands of Edgabston Cricket Ground.

Elevation images from the planning application and the site plan.

The revised application follows the recent approval of supermarket Aldi's foodstore which will front Edgbaston Road adjacent to the Police Training centre. The 1,300 m2 store was approved despite some local opposition to it's appearance and 'downmarket' image.


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