Curzon Wharf Birmingham – World’s first mixed-use net zero carbon masterplan in a key quarter of Birmingham city centre
Woodbourne Group assembled Curzon Wharf through the acquisition of three separate adjoining sites over a period of three years – Motorway Trading Estate in 2016; Unit 7 (formerly part of the Motorway Trading Estate) in 2017; and Mill Wharf in 2019.
The extent of the proposed site is defined by the canal to the south, Mill Street and Aston Locks to the east, the A38(M) Dartmouth Circus roundabout to the north and Aston Road to the west. The land is currently referred to as the Motorway Trading Estate.
In November 2017, Woodbourne Group met with Birmingham City Council, to discuss the prospects of a major redevelopment and presented a scheme which covered the land to the north of Mill Street only.
The Council advised that the prospects of securing planning permission for the redevelopment of the site, would be increased significantly, if the land to the south of Mill Street (Mill Wharf), was included within the proposal to incorporate the canal-side to form a comprehensive masterplan.
Subsequently, Woodbourne Group acquired the land to the south of Mill Street (Mill Wharf) in Autumn 2019 and met with Council representatives again. The Policy Officer concluded that there was an exceptional justification in principle in support of the exciting masterplan being proposed.