Smithfield is an area in Birmingham city centre which includes the former wholesale markets, plus the current Indoor, Open and Rag markets as well as some surrounding land and buildings. It is key to unlocking the potential and growth of the city and for the long-term economic and social prosperity for the region.
The £1.9bn Smithfield regeneration will be key to the wider, long-term transformation of Birmingham.
The rich trading history and the legacy of the iconic Indoor, Open and Rag markets are central to our plans to create a new vibrant market which can thrive for years to come – celebrating the history of Birmingham and its roots as the ‘city of a thousand trades’. Smithfield has long been home to innovation and a central part of city commerce. We will build on this history and support the area to keep its role at the heart of Birmingham’s economy.
The new market at Smithfield will celebrate Birmingham and be an iconic new centrepiece for the city centre. We want to create an international destination that is a creative and cultural hub, serving local needs and drawing people together.
Working with Birmingham City Council, Lendlease will deliver the project in collaboration with the city’s communities.