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General | 30th August 2019

Revamped Alexander Stadium set to become new home for university sports courses

Birmingham’s redeveloped Alexander Stadium is set to provide a new base for up to a thousand Birmingham City University sports and exercise students, leaving a major sporting legacy in the city.
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Revamped Alexander Stadium set to become new home for university sports courses30/08/2019
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General | 15th August 2019

New training hub offers construction training at Perry Barr Residential Scheme

Hundreds of local people will have the chance to learn valuable construction skills and help build more than 1,400 new homes on one of Birmingham’s biggest construction sites thanks to a new training ...
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New training hub offers construction training at Perry Barr Residential Scheme15/08/2019
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General | 9th August 2019

New Ladywood leisure centre up and running

Ladywood's £8.5 million state-of-the-art leisure centre in Ladywood, located between Icknield Port Road and Ladywood Middleway, has opened its doors to the public
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New Ladywood leisure centre up and running09/08/2019
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General | 1st August 2019

Perry Barr regeneration: Phase Two planning consent is secured

Outline proposals for the second phase of the regeneration of Perry Barr were approved by Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee today (1 August)
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Perry Barr regeneration: Phase Two planning consent is secured01/08/2019
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General | 29th July 2019

Exciting new logo launched for Birmingham 2022

With three years to go until the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, organisers have unveiled the new brand and vision for the Games
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Exciting new logo launched for Birmingham 202229/07/2019
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General | 11th July 2019

West Midlands partners reflect on successful Meetings Show

A West Midlands delegation of business tourism partners secured more than 200 appointments, worth a potential £2 million for the region, at this year’s Meetings Show.
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West Midlands partners reflect on successful Meetings Show11/07/2019
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General | 5th July 2019

Celebrate three years to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Dine with Team England athletes with street food from across the Commonwealth at a free family-friendly festival of sport, food and live performances on 27 July
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Celebrate three years to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games05/07/2019
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General | 4th July 2019

Innovative community research project launch

The team behind Birmingham 2022 is dialling up the countdown to the Commonwealth Games by rolling out an art-led community research project that aims to connect communities across the West Midlands.
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Innovative community research project launch04/07/2019
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General | 3rd July 2019

New look Centenary Square opens to the public

One of Birmingham’s flagship public spaces was officially opened to reveal its new design in a special ceremony today (3 July).
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New look Centenary Square opens to the public03/07/2019
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General | 26th June 2019

£778m investment into city and region to deliver Commonwealth Games

Birmingham and the West Midlands region will benefit from a £778 million investment to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the government has confirmed today.
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£778m investment into city and region to deliver Commonwealth Games26/06/2019
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General | 24th June 2019

Perry Barr highways scheme consultation extended

A consultation into planned highway infrastructure improvements in Perry Barr has been extended by two weeks.
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Perry Barr highways scheme consultation extended24/06/2019
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General | 21st June 2019

Plans revealed for Alexander Stadium redevelopment

Plans showcasing the emerging design for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium have been published, as public consultation begins.
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Plans revealed for Alexander Stadium redevelopment21/06/2019
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General | 21st June 2019

Birmingham wins at property awards

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), the council's housebuilding arm, won ‘Social Housing Developer of the Year' at the West Midlands Residential Property Awards on 20 June 2019.
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Birmingham wins at property awards21/06/2019
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General | 17th June 2019

Birmingham wins share of multi-million pound parks fund

Birmingham has won a place on a new multi-million pound initiative to enhance the future of its parks and green spaces.
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Birmingham wins share of multi-million pound parks fund17/06/2019
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General | 14th June 2019

Lendlease begins search for architects at Birmingham Smithfield

Birmingham's preferred developer for the markets has launched an international contest to design a landmark mixed-use market building at the heart of the £1.5 billion regeneration project
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Lendlease begins search for architects at Birmingham Smithfield14/06/2019
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General | 13th June 2019

Don't miss out on an opportunity: Complete your 'Communication Preferences'

If you want to receive email notifications about relevant opportunities and events from us - you need to tell us!
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Don't miss out on an opportunity: Complete your 'Communication Preferences'13/06/2019
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General | 12th June 2019

Public consultation to be held for Alexander Stadium redevelopment

Plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium are set to go on display at public drop-in events later this month.
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Public consultation to be held for Alexander Stadium redevelopment12/06/2019
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General | 10th June 2019

Barrows for Birmingham’s cleaner, greener, streets effort

Businesses with a passion for cleaner, greener streets are being invited to utilise equipment available on a fleet of 75 street cleaning barrows that have been bought by the council.
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Barrows for Birmingham’s cleaner, greener, streets effort10/06/2019
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General | 3rd June 2019

Exciting times as work set to begin on Sandwell's multi-million pound Aquatics Centre

Work to prepare the site of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre will start this month (June 2019).
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Exciting times as work set to begin on Sandwell's multi-million pound Aquatics Centre03/06/2019
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General | 3rd June 2019

Hundreds of Birmingham businesses to receive free digital support worth £1,000

Hundreds of small businesses in Birmingham are set to receive free digital support worth £1,000 as part of a new Government-funded pilot scheme called HeadsUp!
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Hundreds of Birmingham businesses to receive free digital support worth £1,00003/06/2019
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General | 29th May 2019

Consultation on Perry Barr highways scheme set to begin

A programme of highway infrastructure improvements to open up the heart of Perry Barr and support the regeneration of the wider area is set to go out to public consultation.
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Consultation on Perry Barr highways scheme set to begin29/05/2019
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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