A new-look plan to redevelop a vacant plot of land in the Jewellery Quarter has been brought forward again with fewer apartments but added commercial space.
Seven Capital, the Birmingham-based property investment and development group behind the £80 million St George's Urban Village project, has re-submitted its proposals for the phase on the corner of Moreton Street and Pope Street next to the new Assay Office.
First submitted earlier this year, the company was initially going to demolish the existing buildings on the run-down plot known as St George's and develop up to 318 apartments with parking but no commercial units.
It has re-lodged the plans and is now seeking permission to build 302 flats and townhouses and eight commercial units intended for uses such as cafés, offices or leisure.
The proposals have been redesigned to help with the financial viability of the project, according to submitted planning documents.
The new-look version would reach up to five storeys and have 289 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms, 13 townhouses with three or four bedrooms and ground-floor commercial units fronting onto Carver Street and Pope Street.
There will be storage for bikes but it is not clear from the new plans how many spaces or what level of provision there is for car parking.
A design statement prepared by Tamworth-based Building Design Group said consultations had been held with Birmingham City Council's conservation panel and the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust and this was now the third iteration of the designs, each from a different architecture firm.
It added: "The initial vision for this scheme was to create a unique residential scheme that provided contemporary homes for modern families while, in appearance, strongly relating to the history and character of the Jewellery Quarter.
"A previous scheme had been proposed for the site in January.
"In laying out the proposals, some initial key moves were made to help define the scheme such as introducing an extension to Tenby Street to improve permeability, creating generous communal courtyards to encourage outdoor recreation and lastly the inclusion of retail units to lend some variation but also to improve the economic viability of the proposals."
The wider St George's Urban Village project also includes the redevelopment of the neighbouring Swan Kettleworks building which sits between Pope Street and Camden Street to create 291 flats.
Seven Capital had not responded to a request for comment about this latest version of the scheme at the time of publication.