Hammerson has received a resolution to grant planning for its Martineau Galleries masterplan in Birmingham city centre.

Martineau Galleries development, Birmingham

Martineau Galleries development, Birmingham

The proposed Martineau Galleries development, includes a new public square and a boulevard

The plans for the 7.5 acre site include 1,300 homes, offices, a hotel and a new town square.

It will be the first scheme to be brought forward under Hammerson’s City Quarters concept, which involves developing mixed-use regeneration schemes and sees the company move away from a pure focus on retail.

Robin Dobson, UK director of development and project management at Hammerson, said, “We are pleased to confirm that our mixed-use masterplan for Martineau Galleries has been given a resolution to grant by Birmingham City Council. Hammerson has a strong track record in mixed-use placemaking and in delivering for Birmingham, having transformed the city centre with the opening of the iconic Bullring in 2003.

“Our plans for Martineau Galleries represent a step-change in our strategy, moving beyond pure retail, as we continue to deliver vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving cities.”

Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward added: “The exciting Martineau Galleries project will support over 8,000 jobs and provide a significant boost to our city economy. It will also transform Dale End, creating a thriving new city centre neighbourhood.”