The redevelopment of the Smithfield site is part of the city council’s ambitious Big City Plan, which was launched in 2010, the Birmingham Smithfield Visioning document (2015) and the Birmingham Smithfield Masterplan (2016). It also forms part of the Birmingham Development Plan (2017).

The masterplan proposals retain and enhance the ‘Big Moves’ that underpin the Council’s aspirations for the site, ensuring that Smithfield supports and encourages the transformation of the wider area.  

As the centrepiece of Smithfield, we are developing a new home for the city’s historic Bull Ring markets, with a new destination experience to establish Smithfield as a prestigious globally recognised market district. Our planned enhancements to connectivity - through public transport and pedestrian routes - will strengthen the gateway to Eastside, a growing technology and knowledge-based area. 

New, outstanding leisure and cultural spaces with diverse, engaging public art will be home to live performances for all ages. The quality destinations at Smithfield will allow local people to meet and come together. Meanwhile our urban greening approach will ensure sustainable city living for residents of Smithfield, with community spaces, a new public park, squares and active play for children. Smithfield’s residential offering will capitalise on natural light, maximise green space and put health and wellbeing front of mind.