Tesco has won outline consent from Birmingham City Council for its huge mixed use redevelopment site on Bristol Street, Birmingham.
The controversial retail-led site would comprise a 93,057 sq ft Tesco superstore, a 34,876 sq ft leisure unit above the store, and four commercial units fronting on to Bristol Street which would accommodate small offices, retail, restaurant or leisure uses, and a car showroom/ workshop which will incorporate the rebuilding of Bristol Street Motors.
In addition, 255 residential units will be developed, 25 per cent of which would be social housing.
Andrew Slight, corporate affairs manager at Tesco, said: "We are delighted that Birmingham City Council has approved our plans to redevelop and regenerate our site on Bristol Street.
"As well as a brand new Tesco store offering our widest range of food and non-food goods, the development will bring additional retail, new offices and residential dwellings to create a new mixed use scheme.
"The redevelopment is part of a wider regeneration plan for the southern edge of the city centre, known as ' Southside', and our plans follow the council's development brief."
Tim Doughty, director of development at Savills Birmingham, who advised Tesco on the scheme, added: "Southside is an important gateway to the city centre and the scheme will offer an important platform for further regeneration to the wider area."
Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners advised Tesco on planning, and the scheme architects are Lyons Sleeman Hoare.