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Birmingham to get £160m development

Plans have been approved for a £160 million development in Birmingham.

Chord Deeley’s St Georges scheme will include office space, homes, hotels, shops, a multi-storey car park and a new public square.

It will be located in the historic Jewellery Quarter, and boast more than 260,000 sq ft of office and retail space.

Chord Deeley is currently tendering the contract for the demolition of a two-storey 1970s former glass works, along with a number of disused post-war factory units on the site.

The developer - a joint venture between Jewellery Quarter-based Chord Investments, and Coventry-based Deeley Properties - hopes to commence these works by the end of June.

Further development of the site will be phased over the next three to five years.

A Chord Deeley spokesman said: “We welcome the city council’s endorsement of St Georges and are looking forward to bringing the biggest single commercial development in the Jewellery Quarter to the market.

“The Jewellery Quarter’s transport connections, including its station, two Metro stops, major bus routes and not least being just ten minutes walk from the city centre, make it a first class choice for large employers.”

Urban Initiatives is responsible for masterplanning St Georges, while architects are Online Architects.