Landing top honours were the Alexander Stadium redevelopment (Construction Project of the Year) and the Perry Barr Residential Scheme (Regeneration Project of the Year) – both key parts of the ongoing transformation of north-west Birmingham, which is seeing more than £700million invested into new housing, transport links and other key infrastructure.
The Alexander Stadium was revamped ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games and hosted the event’s spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the athletics programme to sell-out audiences. The Perry Barr Residential Scheme is delivering 1,400 much-needed homes as part of a wider masterplan that will see approximately 5,000 new dwellings delivered over the next two decades.
Commenting on the success, Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “The ongoing transformation of Perry Barr is a major part of our Commonwealth Games legacy and will boost the lives and life chances of residents for many years to come. So, it's really encouraging to receive yet more external recognition and endorsement for the work we are spearheading to make Perry Barr an even better place to live, work and visit.
“This is all about delivering sustainable projects that add meaningful value for the people of the city – and this is just the start of a 20-year masterplan for Perry Barr, with plenty more exciting developments coming in the years ahead.
“It is a true partnership effort and I thank everyone involved for their hard work and shared focus on this project. It is setting a benchmark for other regeneration projects in other parts of Birmingham and much further afield.”