Edgbaston's Master Plan Development Gathers Pace
The enabling development of the land adjacent to Edgbaston Stadium gathered pace this week when work began to demolish 12 derelict houses along Pershore Road.
The site of just over two acres has been sold to the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) to marry this with existing landholdings which will enable a comprehensive scheme to be developed. A contractor has been appointed to complete the demolition of the derelict houses in time for the 2013 cricket season.
Colin Povey, Chief Executive of Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC) said: “The enabling development around Edgbaston Stadium will benefit the local economy and the first phase is already well underway. Our development partner, MCD, are currently constructing 79 three & four bedroom houses within the Edgbaston Square development behind the RES Wyatt Stand, which began last Autumn. All of these houses are expected to be completed during 2013.
“The eyes of the global cricket community will be on Edgbaston this summer when we host the Final and four group games in the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy, so we’re delighted to complete the sale of this land in time for the derelict houses to be demolished before the start of the season.”
The HCA has acquired this final plot and funded the demolition to allow delivery of a comprehensive new mixed use quarter around the Stadium to be delivered. This will provide a destination around the Stadium. The demolition will allow the site to be ready for development as soon as occupiers are secured.
Future phases of the enabling development are due to be released by the Club’s development partner, MCD , in the Spring offering opportunities for Grade A office accommodation, retail and leisure space in this prime location in the City.
WCCC completed its £32 million stadium redevelopment project in the summer of 2011, making it the UK’s second biggest cricket stadium and creating new conference and banqueting space to host some of the region’s most prestigious events.