Eastside

Millennium point and Park Dec 1212

Millennium Point is a flagship development in the regeneration of the Eastside of Birmingham.

Eastside is an innovative and truly exciting project, key to Birmingham’s Big City Plan and ambition of becoming one the top 20 most liveable cities in the world. Eastside is being transformed into a vibrant world-class environment for business, learning, leisure, technology and creative industries. The project has doubled the amount of open space in the city centre through the creation of Eastside Park, and continues to attract new businesses to stimulate further regeneration in the surrounding area.

The Story So Far…
•1996 – Digbeth Millennium Quarter Plan (superseded by the Big City Plan) first identified the potential for change within the area.
•1998 – Compulsory Purchase Order approved for Millennium Point.
•2001 – Eastside Development Framework (superseded by the Big City Plan) established the “learning and leisure” focus for the quarter.
•2001 – Millennium Point was opened.
•2004 – Demolition of Masshouse Circus removed the “concrete collar” barrier to the physical expansion of the city core – unlocking the potential of Eastside.
•2005 – Construction began on the first residential phase of the Masshouse development.
•2006 – A joint venture was signed with Advantage West Midlands, the former regional development agency, in order to purchase and prepare land for redevelopment.
•2007 – A Compulsory Purchase Order was approved in order to assemble sites and deliver the land for redevelopment.
•2008 – Eastside Locks development gains planning consent.
•2010 – High Speed 2 (HS2) railway plan announced by the Government.
•2010 – The Big City Plan identifies Eastside as an “Area of Transformation”.
•2011 – The Birmingham Ormiston Academy, Masshouse Hive development and Eastside Multi-storey Car Park open.
•2011 – Birmingham City University begin construction of the first phase of their city-centre campus, with a new building for the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.
•2011 – The new Eastside Masterplan is launched.
•2012 – Hotel La Tour opens.
•2012 – The Second Phase of Birmingham City University is given planning permission