The regeneration of a historic former city hospital is gathering pace as housebuilder Persimmon brings forward its latest plans for the site.
Selly Oak Hospital, in Raddlebarn Road, underwent a phased closure following the opening of nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2010 and last year Persimmon acquired the 43-acre site, pledging to invest £100 million in its regeneration and create 1,500 jobs.
It has already started working on the first two phases - namely to build 96 houses, a new cricket pitch and pavilion and then a second element containing plans for more than 60 houses ranging from one to four bedrooms.
Phase three, on the corner of Raddlebarn Road and Oak Tree Lane, will see the existing 'West Lodge' building converted into ten apartments and a further 147 flats constructed, comprising a mix of one- and two-bedroom units.
Unlike the first two phases, there will be no affordable housing included in this element.
The final estate is expected to have around 650 homes.