Birmingham City Council funding accelerates motorcycle business start-up

A Digbeth-based motorcycle manufacturing start-up is the latest business to benefit from investment by Birmingham City Council. Mutt Motorcycles has received the financial boost from the council’s £5 million Creative Fund, which is managed by Finance Birmingham. Alongside investment from Ascension Ventures and two angel investors, the funding will be used to regenerate an underused […]

BMHT celebrates 2,000th home milestone

Birmingham City Council is celebrating the completion of the 2,000th home built through its own award-winning house-building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT). The property, in Alma Street North, Newtown, was officially handed over to tenants Salih Kharif and his wife Mahadia Abdelrahman by Councillor Tahir Ali, the council’s cabinet member for development, transport and […]

Greater Icknield transformation vision

A vision for the sustainable transformation of the area between the City Hospital and Edgbaston Reservoir has been approved. The Greater Icknield Masterplan provides guidance on how over 60 hectares bordering the west side of the city centre can be developed. It is the largest brownfield housing-led redevelopment proposal in Birmingham, with the potential to […]

Green light for major highways projects funding strategy

Cabinet is set to approve a strategy document setting out how major transportation and highways projects are funded over the next five years. The Programme Definition Document updates the council’s Transportation and Highways Capital Funding Strategy (THCFS) for the period from 2015/16 to 2020/21 at an estimated total capital cost of £253.916 million. The report […]

Graduate Hub opens for second recruitment phase

The largest local government graduate scheme for planning and regeneration professionals is set to launch its second phase of recruitment. Birmingham City Council’s Graduate Hub gives graduates who have completed a built environment degree a wide range of experience in planning, regeneration and housing development work to help them work towards becoming chartered professionals. As […]