Vision for Digbeth: Liz Peace

Liz Peace is the Chairperson of the Curzon Urban Regeneration Company, which has designs on transforming Digbeth into a creative business and residential hub ahead of the arrival of HS2.

The Curzon Urban Regeneration Company will be soon launching a much firmer masterplan outlining exactly how Digbeth will be prepared for HS2, focussing on the infrastructure investments required to kickstart the process. As Liz noted in an interview: “it’s infrastructure that unlocks possibilities”.

Although the plan is like to include modern office blocks around the HS2 terminus itself, Peace described Digbeth as the “untouched, undeveloped, interesting bit”, where the vision is to accommodate small creative businesses alongside residential developments.

Peace said: “I’d like a creative quarter that’s a bit like the Jewellery Quarter, but with a bit more grime and railway arches” with “edgy, smart apartments that young people, who have kids and work at the Custard Factory or Fazeley Studios, would like to live in”.

Interesting. Watch this space.

You can read the full article with Liz Peace at Midlands Insider here.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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