The healthcare community in Edgbaston is set to be boosted again after city planners gave the green light to a new £8 million medical facility.
The 30,000 sq ft hub will be built on the Calthorpe Estate on an under-used car park at the rear of the former Birmingham Medical Institute headquarters.
It has been designed by Birmingham practice Glenn Howells Architects and will house a three-storey, contemporary medical centre in Highfield Road, in the heart of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter.
This latest development follows the news last month that national group Care Fertility had agreed a deal to open a new centre, also in Highfield Road, in a move expected to create 50 jobs.
Ralph Minott, director of development at Calthorpe Estates, said: "Edgbaston Medical Quarter's reputation for world-class medical, healthcare and life sciences continues to go from strength-to-strength.
"As such, demand is growing for modern, flexible medical space which complements the established traditional medical properties and is located in the commercial heart of the estate.
"Calthorpe Estates is working closely with potential occupiers who are looking at new opportunities for medical services within this unrivalled medical quarter and the planned high-quality space at 30 Highfield Road directly responds to the demands of today's medical and healthcare providers."
Glenn Howells, director at Glenn Howells Architects, added: "We are delighted to be involved in the creation of this landmark facility which will provide a flexible state-of-art clinic.
"Edgbaston benefits from a rich architectural history and a diversity of mixed-uses within the 1,600-acre Calthorpe Estate."
Birmingham agency Brooke Smith Planning provided consultancy on the application.