Back in March 2016 an article was released announcing that Architect, Joe Holyoak had launched a campaign to save Smallbrook Queensway, which he said was the Birmingham’s answer to London’s Regent Street.
The 1960s architecture has attracted attention of conservationists and people who are fans of Birmingham’s 1960 architecture to try and save the existing buildings, however the buildings are not listed meaning they are open for change.
This week we found out that London Based Developer, CEG has submitted plans to develop a major residential scheme on the Smallbrook Queensway site, which will see a 22-storey residential block forming the key structure for the project.
The sweep of buildings, which Architect Joe Holyoak described as “the most impressive piece of modern streetscape in the city” would be part demolished as part of the new plans and the rest would be renovated to create office accommodation.
It has been suggested that if these plans are accepted and the construction of this new projects gets underway that over 1,000 construction jobs would be created, which is an impressive figure and would surely be welcomed by local construction professionals.