Former Battery Site gets approval in Selly Oak mixed-use development

Posted by Ross Jones-Morris in

A joint venture between Land Securities and Sainsbury's, called The Harvest Partnership, initially secured outline planning approval in Autumn 2013 to regenerate a derelict industrial site into a new retail venue.

Construction work on the retail site and 18-storey Selly Oak student flats are set to begin in 2016 following the passing of plans in a narrow five votes to four decision.

Progress has been made on the design details relating to the student accommodation elements of the scheme. The canal-side student's accommodation's footprint has been slightly reduced in this process, with initial expectations that 424 rooms will be provisioned across a series of three, interlinked buildings.

StuRents lists many thousands of student properties across the city of Birmingham. Specifically in Selly Oak, StuRents lists over 4,000 beds of accommodation, with popular streets being Dawlish Road, Tiverton Road, Hubert Road and Exeter Road.

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