Birmingham City Council has approved plans for one of the UK’s biggest regeneration programmes, including 4,000 new homes and a new High Speed 2 station.
Plans for the Birmingham Curzon HS2 station, described as a “world-class integrated terminus station”, will be formally adopted by the council next week.
The accompanying Birmingham Curzon HS2 masterplan will create 600,000 sq m of office space and 4,000 new homes.
The regeneration is expected to create 36,000 jobs and could boost the city’s economy by £1.5bn.
Council cabinet member for development, transport and the economy Tahir Ali said: “We will have a completely new rail terminus in the heart of the city, the first for more than 100 years.
“Sitting between the city centre, the Eastside regeneration area and the Digbeth creative business quarter, the development offers fantastic regeneration opportunities and will see the city’s economy grow and prosper.”
The plans for the 57 ha scheme were released last year and designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre.
Work on the HS2 line and its stations is not expected to begin until 2017, with the first passengers expected to arrive at Birmingham’s newest station by 2026.