Digbeth Gateway development approved


Major plans to build more than 540 new homes and 710 student beds on a vacant brownfield site in Birmingham’s Digbeth Quarter have been approved. 

(Sama Investments).
(Sama Investments).

Garrison Circus has been designed by architects, tp bennett, and is being brought forward by local developer and investor, Sama Investments.  

The new homes, including affordable, and student rooms will be delivered across four blocks. 

A new 37-storey building will also be built under the plans, acting as a “new gateway into the city centre”.  

While the former Myona Building, historically home to Jacobs Biscuits, will be converted into flexible amenity space.  

As part of wider regeneration efforts, new shops, cafes, or a dedicated space to support the local arts industry could be built.  

New outdoor courtyards and public open spaces are also included in the plans.  

Paul Squire, chief executive at Sama Investments, said: “Garrison Circus will transform an underutilised brownfield site to unlock a new gateway into Digbeth, whilst also supporting the wider regeneration of the area. 

“Not only will we deliver much-needed new homes and support the vibrancy of nearby universities, but our plans offer street-level community uses and green space for existing residents in the area to enjoy. 

“We’ve worked closely with Birmingham City Council and other partners to ensure this exciting project delivers true value for the area.  

“We look forward to continuing our progress with the city and our partners to deliver Garrison Circus – and the wider regeneration of Digbeth – over the coming years, driving local growth, and creating hundreds of jobs in the process.” 

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