The Curzon Investment Plan is an ambitious 30 year strategy to unlock and regenerate the 141 hectares of land around the planned HS2 Curzon Street Station, led by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) and Birmingham City Council.
Creating 36,000 jobs, 4,000 new homes, and unlocking 600,000 square metres of commercial floor space, the investment will connect Birmingham’s Eastside to the rest of the city and beyond. The Curzon Investment Plan was the first major financial commitment by any local area in the country to use HS2’s arrival as a catalyst for regeneration. It also has the potential to add £1.4 billion to the local economy.
Plans include the development of Curzon Street Station itself, several new neighbourhoods, offices and retail spaces. The creation of stunning public places such as the Curzon Promenade and Curzon Square – which will incorporate the original Curzon Station, a Grade I listed building.
In total, £907 million is being allocated to a variety of projects, made up of £586.8 million from the GBSLEP, which draws funds from business rates within the Enterprise Zone, and £137.2 million from the newly formed devolved government, West Midlands Combined Authority.
A further £183.3 million is allocated towards the cost of delivering Metro extension projects, connecting the east side of the city to central Birmingham and out to Birmingham International Airport and Solihull, where the HS2 interchange station, is planned.
Through the redevelopment of the Curzon area, the city aims to create a world-class station that is wired into its unique offer – the location, enterprise and skills, people and spirit of Birmingham.
The architects for the new Curzon Street station are due to be announced at the start of 2018.
Learn more about the plans for Curzon Street here.