Countryside Properties has been recommended by Birmingham City Council as the development partner for the second phase of the Masshouse regeneration scheme.
The £100m City Park Gate scheme was granted outline planning consent in August 2002. Designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership, the project comprises 129,167 sq ft of office space, 118,403 sq ft of retail, including a food store, plus 523 apartments and 650 underground parking spaces.
The development site became available after the demolition of the elevated section of a ring road which was blocking the expansion of the city centre into Birmingham’s Eastside district. The ring road will be replaced by a tree-lined boulevard stretching as far as the Bullring shopping centre.
The first phase of Masshouse is under construction and will provide 50,000 sq ft of office space, plus a 350-bed hotel, cafes, restaurants and retail space.
Countryside Director, Richard Cherry, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected for this landmark development. It will enable us to deliver our vision of a sustainable mixed-use development that will create an important gateway to Birmingham’s city centre.”