Perry Barr is a suburb in Northwest Birmingham, well connected and only four miles from the city centre.
It is a vibrant, diverse community where 46% of residents are below 30 and 60% are BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic). However, due to a historic lack of investment it suffers with high levels of deprivation, high unemployment, poor education attainment and poor housing stock.
Birmingham City Council (BCC) seized the opportunity to accelerate a £500million masterplan for the vital regeneration of Perry Barr. Arcadis was appointed by BCC as lead consultant providing multi-disciplinary services. Perry Barr’s legacy mandates creating an exemplar high-quality neighbourhood incorporating an increase in large multi-purpose green spaces. It set out to offer a high-quality, healthy living environment for all ages with sustainable, affordable housing, and improved connectivity and employment opportunities.
Watch this video to find out how we’re supporting Birmingham City Council to provide nearly 1,000 sustainable, affordable homes in a deprived Birmingham suburb, meeting critical housing need.