Birmingham City Council has brought 988 acres of potential development land to the market.

The council this week unveiled the sites to an audience of leading private sector developers and investors and will market the 56 potential development sites.

The details are contained in Area Investment Prospectuses (AIPs) and reveal detailed opportunities of 988 acres of publicly and privately owned land within the city beyond the city’s middle ring road which are earmarked for development and regeneration.

Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: 'The Area Investment Prospectuses will build upon the £13bn worth of regeneration and development already happening across the city to attract many more billions of pounds worth of investment and job creation to Birmingham.

'Never before in the UK has a local authority provided so much market intelligence on so many different sites in one. By identifying these sites so clearly and spelling out their potential so graphically we believe we have demonstrated Birmingham’s strong intention to work alongside private sector investors.'

As well as featuring sites yet to be developed, the prospectus also includes sites already developed but with prime space or buildings available to let or buy for both local and international investors.

Clive Dutton, director of planning and regeneration, said: 'The scale of development opportunities which exist within the AIPs is truly unprecedented within the UK.'

The AIPs sit alongside the Birmingham City Centre Masterplan ensuring that the council has a long term strategic plan for every square inch of the city.

Electronic copies of the Area Investment Prospectuses are available online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/aip.