Urban Regeneration

Martineau Galleries

Located on a 30,000m2 site in the city centre, Martineau Galleries is a development of strategic importance for the region. Sitting at the heart of the growing transformation of the city centre landscape, the site is part of the wider Birmingham Curzon HS2 masterplan for growth.

The proposed mixed use development presents an outstanding opportunity to transform the area with up to 255,000m2 of approved development.

The redeveloped site will incorporate the new Albert Street tram stop part of the ongoing Eastside tram extension and will also provide significant areas of new high-quality public realm.

The proposals will regenerate The Square Shopping Centre and Dale End (High Street) car park and include up to 1,300 new homes, up to 1.4m sqft of workspace, restaurants, cafes, shops, and a new 200 bed city centre hotel.

As well as significant new public spaces, two public squares, streets and a boulevard forming a signature gateway to Birmingham from the forthcoming adjacent high speed Curzon rail terminus as well as the planned expansion of Moor Street station.

The completed scheme will create a vibrant new neighbourhood in the centre of Birmingham, transforming the area bringing high quality public space for both residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Martineau Galleries site currently includes The Square Shopping Centre, King’s Parade and Dale End (High Street) car park. The site forms a significant part of Birmingham city centre, with strategic links to the wider area. The development will create a permeable neighbourhood that extends the High Street and embraces key future connections including high speed rail, train, tram, bus networks and the tram extension creating a natural flow through the city.

Key facts

The MG proposals will deliver:

  • 8,000 new full-time jobs on site
  • Up to 2,400 people living on site and spending up to £23m a year on local goods and services
  • 110,000 overnight stays per year at a new hotel, drawing £7m a year into the local economy
  • Approximately 350 full-time construction jobs per year over the life of the project
  • £255m boost to Birmingham’s economy

Opportunity location

Why invest in Birmingham?

Birmingham, the UK’s second city is the urban heart of the West Midlands. It offers unparalleled connectivity, cultural diversity and economic buzz.

The Big City Plan has transformed the city centre, attracting a new mix of business services, tech, creative industries and life sciences, with a specialised focus on advanced manufacturing and green industry.

The city of a thousand trades, as Birmingham was once known, is now the city of a thousand start-ups, 8,000 acres of green space, one hundred languages, 90,000 university students and leading restaurants serving 27 different national cuisines.

Birmingham’s population is also one of the youngest in Europe and is growing fast and expected to reach 1.25 million over the next 20 years.

This is a golden decade for Birmingham, when the 2022 Commonwealth Games, urban regeneration programmes and the arrival of HS2 will transform the city, its public profile, its connectivity, and its offer to businesses and residents, placing Birmingham at the heart of the West Midlands’ economic revival.

Insight for investors

  • Type of investment sought: Funding partner for phased development
  • Value and cost info: £1bn GDV
  • Site size: 7.5 acres
  • Jobs: 8,000 new full-time jobs on site
  • Timescale: Phased delivery commencing 2024 through to 2034
  • Planning status: Outline planning consent granted for the entire scheme
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Primary promoter

The project promoter is Hammerson plc through the Martineau Galleries Limited Partnership