Big City Plan

The Big City Plan, launched in September 2010, is a 20 year vision for Birmingham’s City Centre supporting transformational change to create a world class city centre delivering sustainable growth, improved connectivity, authentic character, environmental quality, new residential communities and a diversified economic base. Covering an area of 800 hectares at the centre of the UK’s 2nd city, the BCP provides the vision, strategy and principles to guide the future development and regeneration of the City Centre. As both a physical regeneration tool and strategic planning document the Big City Plan delivers a framework that provides:
  • Spatial strategy for growing the City Core by over 25% through five Areas of Transformation.
  • Network of streets and spaces to enhance the environmental quality and walkability of the city centre.
  • Strategy for movement setting out how connections will be enhanced including public transport.
  • Flexible approach to the evolution of land uses.
  • Focus for the important role of heritage in future regeneration and development.
  • Series of proposals for creating distinct character areas (City Centre Quarters).
  • Principles for the integration of both sustainable development and addressing the impact of climate change as part of the future transformation of the city centre.