Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced the next phase of development at Edgbaston Stadium, with an £85m ($110m/€95m) project set to result in the construction of 375 new build-to-rent homes in the ground’s immediate vicinity.
Warwickshire CCC has agreed the project with real estate company Patrizia UK and the Homes and Communities Agency.
The development, which is subject to planning and local consents, will also result in new retail and catering opportunities for the area. The project will be developed on a four-acre area of the Edgbaston site and will provide a new main entrance to the stadium itself.
A new plaza area is also included in the plans, along with an extension to the on-site car parking area behind Edgbaston’s RES Wyatt Stand.
Warwickshire CCC are due attend the annual TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit taking place in Barcelona on 28-29 November, to represent the project.
Neil Snowball, chief executive of Warwickshire CCC and Edgbaston Stadium, said: “This next phase of our development is great news for the club and for the City of Birmingham. The apartments and retail outlets, combined with the new entrance and plaza, will make the stadium a 365-day-a-year destination and further enhance our match day experience for our members, our supporters and for cricket fans from around the world.
“The announcement of this new development is another key stage in our 20-year Edgbaston Stadium Masterplan that started in 2010 with the £32m investment in the stadium including the iconic South Stand, which provides world-class facilities for our members, players, officials, press, broadcasters and hospitality guests.
“The vision of Warwickshire CCC is to be the very best cricket business in the world and we look forward to working with Patrizia and our key stakeholders across the city in order turn these plans and ambitions into reality.”
Patrizia UK will now draw up detailed design plans for the development before entering the public consultation and planning permission process.
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