Architect Will Alsop has made his name turning outlandish sketches in to successful schemes. Next month Leicestershire will reveal its Alsop plan. We ask if this one will succeed where others have failed
For years, developers waited for an opportunity to develop a factory outlet centre to serve the West Midlands. Then, like the proverbial bus, three came along at once. We look at which location is most likely to succeed
If Birmingham succeeds in prising the new national football stadium away from London, its profile would be raised and it would enjoy better transport links. But can the city convince politicians to make the move?
The redevelopment of land around a junction of Birmingham's inner ring road is the lynchpin to regeneration on the east side of the city. Could the need to maximise the value of this site upset plans for the entire area?
Regeneration experts hope the National Space Centre, due to open this June in Leicester, will attract hi-tech firms and spark local redevelopment. But some in the market believe such aims may be over optimistic.