Beorma Quarter back on track?
The Beorma Quarter, named after the man who founded Birmingham in the seventh century, was first mooted four years ago.
The first phase of the project was due to begin in late 2012, seeing the transformation of the Victorian Grade II-listed Cold Store building on Digbeth High Street into a business centre. But challenging market conditions and the complex nature of the site between the Bullring, St Martin’s Church and Selfridges have added to delays.
Kuwati-based Salhia Real Estate has recently secured an occupier for the development, in the form of an (as yet) unnamed hotel operator. This announcement is hoped to act as a catalyst for the project, which will eventually include a 27-storey tower as well as the restoration of further listed buildings and new public spaces.
Read more about the recent developments in the project on the Birmingham Mail website.