Sitting at the heart of the wider Perry Barr regeneration effort, Birmingham City Council plan to redevelop Alexander Stadium into a high-profile venue for diverse sporting, leisure and cultural events.
The venue at Walsall Road, Perry Barr, will be a key focal point of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the athletics competition.
The £70m investment will increase the stadium’s capacity and provide new facilities for both athletes and the local community.
Members of the local community are encouraged to attend the consultation events, meet the project team, view the indicative plans and provide feedback before a planning application is submitted in the coming months.
Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:
“We’re now in an exciting phase of the design process where we would like to share our plans with the community and hear their thoughts. The team has designed a redeveloped stadium which will meet the needs and aspirations of the community for generations to come. This is about creating a destination venue, shaping a legacy beyond the Commonwealth Games.
“I encourage as many people as possible to come along, have a look at the designs and provide their feedback.”
A planning application will be submitted to Birmingham City Council in autumn 2019.
Subject to gaining planning permission, the redeveloped stadium will be ready ahead of the Games which will take place between 27 July and 7 August 2022.
The public consultation drop-in events will be held at Alexander Stadium on Walsall Road, on:
Friday 21 June, 5.30pm – 8pm, and
Saturday 22 June, 11am – 4pm
For anyone unable to attend the events, all consultation material will be live following the first consultation event via the council’s Birmingham Be Heard consultation website at Birminghambeheard.org.uk.
Those unable to access the internet can pick up a consultation leaflet and paper questionnaire at the following libraries: Library of Birmingham, Birchfield Library and Tower Hill Library.
Article credit: Birmingham City Council