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Snow Hill scheme announced

Snow Hill scheme announced

Plans to create a mixed-use development on the site of a car park near Birmingham’s Snow Street Station have been revealed by developers Sterling Property Ventures and funding partner Long Harbour Limited.If it receives planning permission, the £100 million development at Great Charles Place would create 320 new homes (a mixture of studio, two and three-bedroom flats), along with 8,000 sq ft of units for small businesses, ground floor shops and leisure space. Residents will also be able to take advantage of 100 new parking spaces.Long Harbour’s investment and development manager Rebecca Taylor said: “We have been working very closely with our partner Sterling and their professional team over the past few months to ensure that Great Charles Place promotes a strong sense of community, delivers homes that are of a superior quality and creates a new and vibrant destination for Birmingham.”The second part of the application, which is made up of a 205,000 sq ft tower block with 40 basement parking spaces, is due to be submitted before the end of the year. Sterling Property Ventures agreed a joint venture with Birmingham City Council to develop the site in 2013.James Howarth, managing director of Sterling Property Ventures, added: “Plans for Great Charles Place have been on the drawing board for two years so we are extremely excited to finally be in a position to share our vision for the scheme with the public.“Getting a funder on board was the last piece of the puzzle and with Long Harbour committed to funding and operating the residential element of the scheme we can look forward to bringing the development to fruition."It is hoped that the development will play a major role in the regeneration of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, as it links the area to the Colmore Business District. 

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