Approval for last phase of £200m Pebble Mill redevelopment


Approval for last phase of £200m Pebble Mill redevelopment


Calthorpe Estates have finally obtained a full planning permission to complete the construction of its £200 million Pebble Mill scheme in Birmingham.


The 54,00 sq ft healthcare facility will be developed on the site of the BBC Birmingham’s former home.


The new medical and life science centre is expected to create more than 1,000 medical jobs upon its completion.


The redeveloped site will attract 600 students and more than 100,000 visitors a year following its scheduled opening in autumn in 2015.


Late last year Galliford Try started work on a £50m new dental hospital and school of dentistry – the first new dental hospital for the UK in nearly 40 years.


Amongst other planned projects are 62-bed en-suite care home and a 161,400 sq ft private hospital for Circle Health proposed by Bupa at Pebble Mill


The former BBC Birmingham base closed in 2004 when the Corporation moved its operations to development in the city centre.


A host of famous faces and shows have featured at Pebble Mill. Amongst them are Pebble Mill at One, which ran from 1973 to 1986, and Good Morning With Anne And Nick, which featured Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.


The firm’s development director, Ralph Minott, said: “This represents the final piece of the jigsaw for Pebble Mill.


“With this latest announcement it is clear the vision behind this project is being realised.


“Construction is under way on the dental hospital and school of dentistry and the final infrastructure works are being completed on site.


“Work is expected to start on the Bupa home later in the spring and the regeneration of Pebble Mill is gathering serious momentum, while raising the bar as a pinnacle of healthcare provision.”


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