Birmingham Road site

Early in the summer of 2018 we confirmed the news that the city centre Friarsgate development would not be going ahead. Since then, we’ve set up a cross-party working group and a project team to help consider long-term plans for the Birmingham Road Site.

The site includes the former police station, bus station and the land of the former garage and car showroom, and may include the Birmingham Road multi-storey car park. 

Our ambition is to marry the desires of key stakeholders and the local community to create a deliverable and sustainable development on the site, which could feature a wide range of uses, from housing and leisure, through to food and drink. 

To find out more about the plans and how you can get involved, visit