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General | 21st May 2019

Birmingham wins eighth Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold for the eighth year running at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 for a display recognising the need for action on climate change.

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Birmingham wins eighth Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 201921/05/2019
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General | 14th May 2019

Birmingham reveals ten year housing plan

The council’s housebuilding arm, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), has published plans to build 2,708 new homes by 2029.

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Birmingham reveals ten year housing plan14/05/2019
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General | 9th May 2019

Sandwell and Birmingham businesses sought to work on new Aquatics Centre

A Meet the Buyer event held for local businesses to learn more about the work packages available through the construction of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been hailed as a success.

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Sandwell and Birmingham businesses sought to work on new Aquatics Centre09/05/2019
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General | 8th May 2019

Construction work on Commonwealth Games Village officially begins

Construction work on the largest infrastructure project directly related to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games started today (8 May).

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Construction work on Commonwealth Games Village officially begins08/05/2019
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General | 2nd May 2019

Vision to promote Edgbaston Reservoir as major destination

Birmingham City Council has today launched a draft masterplan for Edgbaston Reservoir and is asking the public for their views.

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Vision to promote Edgbaston Reservoir as major destination02/05/2019
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General | 2nd May 2019

Birmingham celebrates at the UK Housing Awards

Birmingham City Council and Engie are celebrating after winning a prestigious national award.

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Birmingham celebrates at the UK Housing Awards02/05/2019
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General | 15th April 2019

Second phase of Games Village legacy scheme submitted to planners

An outline planning application for the second phase of the regeneration of Perry Barr was formally submitted to Birmingham City Council today (April 15).

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Second phase of Games Village legacy scheme submitted to planners15/04/2019
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General | 10th April 2019

Next step for Langley and Peddimore developments

Plans for 6,000 new homes in north Birmingham and up to 10,000 new jobs are set to be discussed at Birmingham City Council’s cabinet next week.

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Next step for Langley and Peddimore developments10/04/2019
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General | 4th April 2019

West Midlands businesses experience early arrival of HS2 benefits

Companies across the West Midlands are benefiting from the HS2 infrastructure project, ahead of its arrival in 2026, by accessing tailored funding streams to grow their businesses, delivering new jobs...

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West Midlands businesses experience early arrival of HS2 benefits04/04/2019
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General | 21st March 2019

GBSLEP unveils framework to support regeneration in towns and local centres

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has launched a new Framework to regenerate town centres and high streets across the region.

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GBSLEP unveils framework to support regeneration in towns and local centres21/03/2019
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General | 21st March 2019

Could your business benefit from a senior corporate mentor?

‘Mentoring for Growth’ is a new national programme designed to support SME business growth across the UK.

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Could your business benefit from a senior corporate mentor?21/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Consultation on city centre order to be launched

Birmingham City Council is asking people who live or work in or visit Birmingham to share their views on plans to introduce measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre.

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Consultation on city centre order to be launched13/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Housing-led Ladywood regeneration - latest announcement at MIPIM

Birmingham City Council has announced plans to engage with investor and development partners to deliver major housing-led regeneration of Ladywood

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Housing-led Ladywood regeneration - latest announcement at MIPIM13/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Plans for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been given the green light.

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Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre13/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Government approval for Birmingham Clean Air Zone plans

Birmingham City Council’s plan for a Clean Air Zone to help tackle the problem of air pollution in the city has received Government approval

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Government approval for Birmingham Clean Air Zone plans13/03/2019
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General | 11th March 2019

Apprentices playing key role in Birmingham 2022 plans

Apprentices are at the forefront of Birmingham City Council’s effort to deliver some of the key infrastructure projects that are needed for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Apprentices playing key role in Birmingham 2022 plans11/03/2019
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General | 7th March 2019

Commonwealth Games briefing to headline Coventry & Warwickshire Business Trade Expo

Visit the FinditinBirmingham exhibition stand at the upcoming C&W Chamber Trade Show & learn more about the Birmingham 2022 Business Portal

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Commonwealth Games briefing to headline Coventry & Warwickshire Business Trade Expo07/03/2019
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General | 7th March 2019

Birmingham still a prime location for start ups

The city has been ranked second for entrepreneurs looking to launch a new business

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Birmingham still a prime location for start ups07/03/2019
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General | 6th March 2019

Ashted Circus improvement scheme completed

The completion of works to improve a major Birmingham junction has been marked with an opening ceremony.

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Ashted Circus improvement scheme completed06/03/2019
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General | 28th February 2019

GBSLEP Growth Hub wants to hear the views of local businesses

Every quarter, businesses in the region are asked to complete the Greater Birmingham Quarterly Growth Survey

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GBSLEP Growth Hub wants to hear the views of local businesses28/02/2019
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General | 28th February 2019

Leaders come together in Birmingham to highlight HS2 benefits

Local, regional and national political leaders joined High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) at an event to present a positive message about how HS2 is the ‘missing piece’ in bridging national conne...

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Leaders come together in Birmingham to highlight HS2 benefits28/02/2019
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General | 28th February 2019

“How to Tender and Win Business” with Birmingham City Council

The city council spends millions of pounds on the procurement of work, supplies and services each year, with a diverse local supply market (of all sizes), offering a wide range of commercial opportuni...

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“How to Tender and Win Business” with Birmingham City Council28/02/2019
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General | 15th February 2019

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust celebrates ten years, with ten more homes

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) is celebrating its ten year anniversary with the completion of ten new homes.

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Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust celebrates ten years, with ten more homes15/02/2019
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General | 12th February 2019

Birmingham announces major regeneration proposals for Ladywood

Birmingham City Council has announced plans to take forward proposals for a housing led regeneration initiative for the Ladywood area.

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Birmingham announces major regeneration proposals for Ladywood12/02/2019
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General | 11th February 2019

Details of Phase 2 of Perry Barr regeneration announced

Proposals for the second phase of the regeneration of Perry Barr have been unveiled by Birmingham City Council.

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Details of Phase 2 of Perry Barr regeneration announced11/02/2019
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General | 11th February 2019

First tracks laid for Birmingham Westside Metro extension in Victoria Square

Tram tracks are now being laid in Birmingham city centre in a clear sign that construction of the West Midlands Metro extension to Centenary Square is continuing at pace and on schedule.

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First tracks laid for Birmingham Westside Metro extension in Victoria Square11/02/2019
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General | 8th February 2019

Workshop to discuss the 'Provision of Homes to Schools Transport' contract

Local taxi and private hire companies are invited by Birmingham City Council to attend a workshop to discuss the forthcoming contract

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Workshop to discuss the 'Provision of Homes to Schools Transport' contract08/02/2019
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General | 7th February 2019

Leafy milestone for Centenary Square

The redevelopment of Birmingham’s Centenary Square reached a leafy milestone as work began to plant the first of the site’s trees.

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Leafy milestone for Centenary Square07/02/2019
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General | 7th February 2019

Perry Barr improvements help prepare for Commonwealth Games and years beyond

A programme of highway infrastructure improvements at Perry Barr to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and its regeneration legacy are due before the city council’s Cabinet on 12 February

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Perry Barr improvements help prepare for Commonwealth Games and years beyond07/02/2019
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General | 5th February 2019

Plans submitted for £165M Regeneration Scheme

More than 750 new homes could be constructed on a derelict site on Birmingham’s Main Line Canal after the £165m plans were submitted to the city council for consideration.

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Plans submitted for £165M Regeneration Scheme05/02/2019
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General | 28th January 2019

£270,000 Peddimore Community Fund launched by IM Properties

IM Properties has launched a £270,000 community fund to assist local projects surrounding the proposed Peddimore employment park

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£270,000 Peddimore Community Fund launched by IM Properties28/01/2019
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General | 24th January 2019

Greater Birmingham and Solihull region records another year of economic success

Greater Birmingham’s regional economy has continued to perform strongly in areas ranging from job creation to quality of life, according to data* analysed by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local En...

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Greater Birmingham and Solihull region records another year of economic success24/01/2019
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General | 23rd January 2019

Birmingham stays top of the board for start-ups

For a sixth consecutive year, Birmingham is named as the location of choice for start-up businesses

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Birmingham stays top of the board for start-ups23/01/2019
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General | 18th January 2019

Green light for ‘transformational’ £200m Digbeth scheme

SevenCapital has been given the go ahead for its scheme that will transform part of Digbeth into a major residential development.

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Green light for ‘transformational’ £200m Digbeth scheme18/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Planning application submitted for Peddimore Employment Park

A planning application for Peddimore, a major new employment site in Minworth which could create up to 6,500 direct new jobs and attract leading manufacturing and logistics companies, has been submitt...

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Planning application submitted for Peddimore Employment Park17/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Birmingham gives go-ahead for first modular home

Today, 17 January 2019, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), Birmingham City Council’s house-building arm, received planning permission to install its first modular home.

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Birmingham gives go-ahead for first modular home17/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Chief Executive confirmed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee

Ian Reid has been confirmed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC), the team organising the largest event ever to be staged in the We...

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Chief Executive confirmed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee17/01/2019
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General | 9th January 2019

Birmingham City Council announces preferred development partner for Birmingham Smithfield

Birmingham City Council has announced Lendlease as its development partner to deliver the transformation of the 17-hectare Birmingham Smithfield site.

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Birmingham City Council announces preferred development partner for Birmingham Smithfield09/01/2019
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General | 21st December 2018

Birmingham marks 12 months as Commonwealth Games host city

Today marked one year since Birmingham and the West Midlands region was officially awarded the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Birmingham marks 12 months as Commonwealth Games host city21/12/2018
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General | 20th December 2018

Plans for Commonwealth Games Village are approved

Birmingham’s preparations to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games sprinted ahead today (December 20) with the approval of the Planning Application for the residential element of the Athletes Village.

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Plans for Commonwealth Games Village are approved20/12/2018
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General | 19th December 2018

Construction of Birmingham’s tallest office tower now underway

BAM Construction has started work on the £80 million tower that will be 26 storeys, with the apex 246m above sea level.

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Construction of Birmingham’s tallest office tower now underway19/12/2018
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General | 19th December 2018

West Midlands Combined Authority welcomes Allan Cook as new Chair of HS2 Ltd

The Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Chair of the region’s HS2 Growth Delivery Board have welcomed the appointment of Allan Cook CBE as Chair of HS2 Ltd.

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West Midlands Combined Authority welcomes Allan Cook as new Chair of HS2 Ltd19/12/2018
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General | 18th December 2018

Birmingham City University shortlisted for national employability award

Birmingham City University has been shortlisted for a National Undergraduate Employability Award, in recognition of the institution’s initiatives to support students on their career journey.

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Birmingham City University shortlisted for national employability award18/12/2018
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General | 13th December 2018

IM Properties is looking to engage with local SMEs and social enterprises

IM Properties is looking to engage with local SMEs and social enterprises to work with them on construction related goods and services for the Peddimore Birmingham Employment Park

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IM Properties is looking to engage with local SMEs and social enterprises13/12/2018
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General | 12th December 2018

House-building target exceeded in Birmingham

The number of new homes built in Birmingham over the last three years has exceeded the annual targets by 108%, showing that confidence in the housing market in the city is continuing to improve.

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House-building target exceeded in Birmingham12/12/2018
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General | 11th December 2018

Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Designs for the new £60m state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been unveiled and are out for public consultation.

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Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre11/12/2018
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General | 7th December 2018

Birmingham-based PR firm rebrands after record year

A Birmingham-based public relations agency has rebranded after achieving a record year and has unveiled plans for "significant growth" over the next three years. Story Comms, which was established fo...

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Birmingham-based PR firm rebrands after record year07/12/2018
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General | 7th December 2018

Developer secures £75m loan for major housing projects

Developer St Modwen has been provided with a £75m loan from Homes England to help build more than 13,000 new homes across England over the next seven years.

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Developer secures £75m loan for major housing projects07/12/2018
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General | 6th December 2018

Your new FinditinBirmingham business portal is live with a range of new features

FinditinBirmingham's improved functionality and user-friendly interface has made it easier for you to post and manage your opportunities

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Your new FinditinBirmingham business portal is live with a range of new features06/12/2018
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General | 5th December 2018

Council revises its Business Charter to help construction industry workers

An update to Birmingham City Council’s Social Value Policy and the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility, are set to go before Cabinet on 11 December

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Council revises its Business Charter to help construction industry workers05/12/2018