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.
OUTSTANDING LEISURE AND CULTURE
An outstanding leisure and cultural quarter, with live performances for all ages.
A NEW HOME FOR THE MARKETS
A new home for the City’s valued historical Bull Ring markets, with a new destination market experience, establishing Smithfield as a prestigious globally recognised market district.
RETAIL AND WORKSPACES
Independent retail and a variety of workspace, attractive to small, growing and large businesses.
SUSTAINABLE CITY LIVING
High quality city living with over 3,000 new homes in a healthy, sustainable and safe place with community facilities, a new public park, squares and active play for children.
Improved connectivity with the integration of the metro, bus routes and prioritisation of pedestrians and cyclists.
HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC SPACES
Significant strengthening of the City centre’s authentic character with a major new public square, high quality spaces and public art.
The plans also include space for over 3,000 sustainable and modern homes in a green setting, supported by a range of community facilities and green space at Smithfield Park, which will improve wellbeing and biodiversity. Major improvements to accessibility will stitch the area into the wider city, including the creation of new and improved walking and cycling routes, as well as a green pedestrian boulevard helping to connect the Bull Ring to the wider city centre and sustainable transport connections.
Working with Birmingham City Council, Lendlease will deliver the project in collaboration with the city’s communities.