Birmingham Smithfield, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

Birmingham Smithfield is a £1.9bn city quarter set to be crafted into a sustainable and buzzing residential, leisure and entertainment district.


Land bound by Moat Lane, Bradford Street, Rea Street, Pershore Street and Edgbaston Street, Birmingham



Partners: Lendlease Smithfield LLP

Masterplan ArchitectsPrior + Partners

Project ManagerRidge LLP

Quantity Surveyor: Aecom

Principal Advisor: Turner & Townsend

Structural Engineer: Arup

Civil Engineer, Transport: WSP

Heritage: Montagu Evans

Planning ConsultantDP9

Planning Application Number2022/09643/PA



Birmingham Smithfield is a new £1.9 billion city quarter set to be crafted into a sustainable, buzzing residential, leisure, & entertainment district.

Phase I will introduce new builds and tie Southside, Digbeth, and the city centre together at the earliest opportunity with a coherent new public realm: Market Square, Upper Smithfield Walk, and Manor Square.

Manor Square will sit above the buried remains of the de Birmingham family manor house and moat & will be celebrated as the Birthplace of the City with a landscaped space for live performances, arts and culture, festivals, pop-ups & night time excitement.

A new MARKET, split into two buildings, will be introduced in front of Manor Square. The Indoor Market will consist of Fish and Meat; Dining Hall; restaurant and event spaces and the Open and Rag Market.

Other new builds coming to Phase I include a commercial office building adjacent to Manor Square. The G+11 storey building features a Square-facing terrace with street-level frontages to Manor Square and Central Boulevard (more below).

429 one-, two-, & three-bedroom family housing units will be introduced in the new Smithfield Gardens Neighbourhood, along with a gymnasium and flexible retail.

The site fronts onto Central Boulevard, a major transit and public transport spine that will open up the entire site and connect surrounding neighbourhoods.

There will also be an ENERGY CENTRE (Plot 4A3) on Dean Street.

More soon.

Birmingham Smithfield, images from Lendlease.


Project dates

16 Mar 2019 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


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Jonathan Bostock

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