mode transport planning was appointed by Galliard Homes Ltd and Apsley House Capital PLC  to undertake transportation work to support a planning application for the redevelopment of the former Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College site off Belgrave Middleway.

The scheme comprises of a new residential development of 438 homes and aims to create a new neighbourhood, called Belgrave Village, comprising a mix of two, three and four-bedroom townhouses and one and two-bedroom apartments, private and shared courtyard gardens, landscaped public realm and a linear park. Galliard and Apsley have worked closely with Birmingham City Council and the community in designing a development that will provide a mix of housing that will support first time buyers and larger families, creating a new and vibrant community for the city.

“The vision for Belgrave Middleway is to create a new neighbourhood in a sustainable location in Birmingham, with high-quality amenity space and high quality architecture…

…The vision is to create a liveable, walkable neighbourhood with homes that people love, surrounded by green spaces they enjoy, an urban village located on the fringes of the city.”

mode’s work includes the following key elements:

  • masterplanning advice;
  • streetscape and public realm design;
  • review of emerging transport policies and schemes with BCC (CAZ and the walking and cycling strategy);
  • dialogue with BCCs highways officers;
  • detailed access strategy
  • junction design and capacity assessments
  • parking assessment based on DCLG methodology to support the level of parking proposed
  • servicing strategy;
  • transport Assessment;
  • travel plan;
  • air quality and noise assessment data; and,
  • stopping up orders

The application was validated by BCC in February 2021 and Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the plans at committee on 14/10/2021.

images courtesy of chetwood architects

project summary

Client: Galliard Homes Ltd and Apsley House Capital PLC
Location: Birmingham
Office: Birmingham
Status: Approved