The planned redevelopment of a doctor's surgery, once occupied by Sir Guy Dane, chairman of the 1948 BMA committee which presided over the birth of the NHS, will create a new medical centre to serve the local community and students at nearby Birmingham University.
Designed by architects BBLB, the project - at the junction of the Bristol Road and Alton Road in Selly Oak - takes in an adjacent site, a former Matthew Boulton Technical College building.
The new complex will also include shops at street level and eighteen one/two bedroom apartments.
Dr Victor Cross, senior partner at the Bournbrook & Varsity Medical Practice, said it had been growing at a rapid rate over recent years and was in desperate need of new facilities.
"The Government's strategy is to encourage people to have minor operations at local surgeries rather than in hospital," he said.
"Therefore we need a purpose built operating theatre and an outpatients' clinic, as well as consulting rooms.
"We will also have a conference room and teaching facilities for students on a site that will cover about an acre."
There are currently more than 10,000 students living in Selly Oak, and demand for patient services is constantly rising.
"We plan for a dentist, a pharmacist and other professional practitioners to operate from this site," Dr Cross added. "It will be a centre of excellence serving a growing community need."
BBLB partner Ed Baverstock said: "We believe our proposals will help to revitalise and regenerate the Selly Oak area, providing up-to-date medical services and much needed alternative accommodation in the heart of this busy area close to the university and the city centre.
"The development will include sympathetic conversion of the existing and the construction of a new four storey apartment block to complement the local Victorian architectural style."