Major development opportunities which could create hundreds of new high-value jobs for Birmingham are being showcased at two high-profile sites in the city.
The first involves a flagship 12-acre mixed used "gateway development" located just a mile from the city centre.
The scheme is set to be built through a partnership by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands and Birmingham City Council.
The Bristol Street South site is now in public ownership, following the relocation of Matthew Boulton College and St Luke's Church.
Matthew Boulton College - one of the oldest further education colleges in Birmingham - has moved to a new £38 million complex off Jennens Street to form a key component of the planned Learning Quarter in the regeneration of Eastside.
Developers are now being sought to put forward their ideas for what would be a unique opportunity at the busiest junction and intersection of the city.
The site is just one mile from the city centre and fronts onto Bristol Street, Sherlock Street and Belgrave Middleway.
Advantage West Midlands is also searching for developers to bring forward the first phases of a proposed science and technology-based scheme at the former home of the BBC, Pebble Mill.
The BBC is now housed in a new multi-million pound broadcasting centre in The Mailbox mixed-use development.
Both the Bristol Street South and Pebble Mill schemes were showcased at last week's MIPIM conference in Cannes which drew more than 16,000 key players, including a large number from Birmingham, from real estate and property from all over the world. A selection process for the developer will be taking place over the next few months.
Rosie Paskins, Advantage West Midlands director for Birmingham and Solihull, said yesterday: "Bristol Street South is one of the most exciting development opportunities remaining in the city because of the position at the gateway to Birmingham.
"Because of the site becoming available, Advantage West Midlands has been able to work with the city council to assemble 12 acres of land which have massive potential."
Turning to the second scheme, she added: "Pebble Mill is one of the most highprofile sites available because of its links to the BBC. With the BBC now relocated we are in a position to really press ahead with the development of the site.
"Over the course of this year, we hope to bring in private sector partners to bring forward developments of the very highest standards in quality and design.
"These undoubtedly present exciting opportunities for developers and we anticipate a lot of interest in both Bristol Street South and Pebble Mill."
Coun Ken Hardeman, Birmingham City Council cabinet member for regeneration, said: "We welcome the bringing forward of this very important site at Bristol Street. The city council looks forward to working with our partners to secure a gateway development for Birmingham."