Tuesday 10th of November 2015
Major regeneration Birmingham City Centre is getting closer and closer, with work on the new Birmingham Wholesale Markets starting this month. Clearance work at the site has begun, with completion expected in around 12 months and the 18-acre site, known as The Hub, will be turned into a functional wholesale market for food and hospitality businesses across Birmingham and the West Midlands alike. It will also pave the way for new city centre development.
The new scheme at the Hub, in the Witton area of the city, will includes a huge 241,885 sq. ft. facility which will offer space for over 78 traders and have all necessary on-site facilities and amenities. The new site is going to give the old Birmingham Wholesale Markets a new home, moving from Pershore Street where it is currently based. The Birmingham market is the largest combined wholesale food market in the whole of the UK and it is guaranteed to continue to prosper in its new location.
The markets moving to Witton will be the first step in the huge £500 million Birmingham Smithfield regeneration in the city centre, as the old site at Pershore Street will be transformed into an exciting new leisure quarter.
The new markets will benefit from a modernised and truly fit-for-purpose premises which will ensure the market traders can continue to deliver their services with ease. Currently the developers in charge of the site, IM Properties, are hoping to work through the clearance quickly and begin construction work, with plans for a huge market shed, sprinkler tents, a pumphouse and conveniently a 450 capacity car park.
Whether visiting Birmingham for pleasure or business, it will soon be a city with even more exciting prospects to explore.