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Aerial view of Birmingham Innovation Quarter

An aerial view of the 20-hectare site

Birmingham’s new Innovation Ecosystem

Working on behalf of a new partnership between Bruntwood SciTech, Aston University and Birmingham City Council, the Birmingham Innovation Quarter (B-IQ) will create a new world-class innovation cluster, which builds on the city’s renowned history for invention and enterprise.

The 20-hectare site, with potential for future expansion, is designed to be a new ecosystem that will nurture collaboration, innovation, discovery, and enterprise. It will also create employment opportunities within some of the city’s most deprived areas.

Commenting on how the masterplan will work, Partner Sandeep Shambi, said: “We’ve created a flexible and adaptable framework that aims to improve connectivity and inclusivity through new streets, crossings, public spaces as well as green and blue ways. A mix of high-tech lab space, incubation hubs and workspaces will be complemented by new residential, cultural, leisure and retail uses to create a thriving, diverse place for collaboration and innovation.”

As the framework aligns with the Our Future City Birmingham—Central Framework 2040, it forms a core, delivery-ready component of the city-wide plan.

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