We have been working with award-winning Birmingham-based Glenn Howells Architects to devise a long-term vision for the neighbourhood, inspired by the history of the local area and building on the council's own ideas for how the River Rea could come to life.
Over 50% of the site is devoted to green and pedestrian space. The buildings are set around a mixture of public and private gardens, planted riverbanks and green pedestrian routes running across the site. The illustrative masterplan below shows how the site could be developed.
A riverside public park spanning both sides of the River Rea
Residential building with workspace on the ground floor
Leisure & retail destinations on either side of the river
A park designed for the residents of Warners Fields to relax and unwind
A co-working hub with studio space
A riverside park and second bridge crossing
These are buildings within the masterplan which are in outline with all matters reserved
One of several residential buildings to be included within Warners Fields. The Warners Building will include a café on the ground floor
15-storey residential block with 360 degree views across the city
A key marker building of 15+ storeys which acts as a bookend to The Moseley Building
Footprint of the current Smithfield application