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New Birmingham regeneration company targets 2,000 new homes

Ambitious plans to regenerate the eastside of Birmingham city centre took off today with the launch of the city’s urban regeneration company.

The Birmingham Curzon Urban Regeneration Company is expected to generate 14,000 jobs for the area and develop more than 2,000 homes and 6m sqft of office space.

It has been launched as the Government unveiled plans to build the construction and engineering headquarters for HS2 in the city, which alone will support 1,500 jobs.

It also announced support for the £130m scheme to take the Midland Metro to Adderley Street.

Taken together the announcements to drive the Curzon Street area of the city will inject an expected £1.3bn into the local economy.

An ambitious masterplan unveiled earlier this year will be anchored by a striking new station for HS2.

The Birmingham Curzon URC already has significant financial clout, after £30m worth of funding was secured from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership to support plans for the 141 hectare site.

The company will be made of the city council, Centro, HS2, the national regeneration company and the LEP.

Earlier this month, the LEP was awarded more than £350m over three years through the government’s Growth Deal.

Funding was also earmarked for a new construction training centre in Dudley, as well as facilities at Birmingham’s South and City College, to help equip local people for jobs connected with the building of HS2.

Mike Leonard, CEO of the Modern Masonry Alliance, said: “We are delighted that Birmingham has been chosen as the‎ Head ‎Office for HS2.

“We must take this opportunity to re- balance the‎ economy driving jobs, growth and quality homes.  

“The programme should now be accelerated to create the confidence we need to attract inward investment around a 30 year local development plan for the Midlands.”

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