Birchills Strategic Regeneration Framework

Birchills Cycle Network
Birchills Cycle Network
Birchills aerial diagram
Birchills aerial diagram
irchills Canal - gone fishing
irchills Canal - gone fishing
A visualisation of  refurbished Green Lane Baptist Church
A visualisation of refurbished Green Lane Baptist Church
Birchills panoramic view of how Green Lane could look
Birchills panoramic view of how Green Lane could look
Project date
05.04.2010
Type
  • Strategy
Location
West Midlands
Clients
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Housing Group, Homes & Communities Agency (HCA)
Associated team members
Associated documents

URBED, DTZ, CLES, and JMP were appointed by Walsall Council and its partners including Walsall Housing Group (WHG) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) in April 2010 to prepare a Strategic Regeneration Framework for the Birchills area located very close to the centre of Walsall.

The 10-15 year vision will outline how Bichills should change to create a more sustainable place to live and work. Key focus areas for the Framework are:

  •     Provision of new high quality, appropriate housing
  •     Improvement to existing housing condition and efficiency
  •     Improving green spaces, in particular Reedswood Park
  •     Attracting and retaining high quality industry
  •     Improving access and connections
  •     Investment in community uses
  •     Improving the environment and public realm
  •     Enhancing historic character and heritage value
  •     Improving education, training and skills development

We were taken on a walkabout around Birchills by residents and stakeholders - this informed a follow-up Round Table Workshop held in July 2010 that looked at identifying key issues as well as specific areas in need of change and improvement. The next consultation happened in October 2010 at Reedswood Methodist church and on our Routemaster bus you can download the consultation material by clicking on the link above under Associated Documents.