Birmingham Smithfield is the name of the new development planned for the Wholesale Markets site once it is relocated to Witton. Covering 14 hectares, this is a huge part of the city centre; Birmingham City Council hopes to retain the retail markets as part of the development.
Smithfield was the original name for the area, which has been the home of a market since medieval times. Choosing this name follows the precedent of the Beorma Quarter.
Birmingham City Council released a visioning document – embedded below – for public consultation on Thursday 19th March. The consultation hopes to start a conversation and elicit the views of Birmingham residents, and will offer people a number of chances to share their thoughts.
Check the council website for further information. The public consultation closes on Thursday 14th May 2015.