Construction starts on next phase of Park Central

Construction has now started on the central phase of Crest Nicholson’s Park Central residential development located off Lee Bank Middleway in Birmingham city centre.

Named Central Plaza, the next residential phase will deliver 132 new one and two bedroom apartments in two residential buildings sitting over a 139 space undercroft car park. This striking new building will be located at the heart of the development and will link together the eight acres of landscaped parkland at Park Central, including the Moonlit Park, Wildflower Meadow and Sunset Park.

The construction team started the groundwork of Central Plaza this week, which represents a £15 million investment into the Park Central development. Crest Nicholson are delivering this central phase in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Crest’s development partner Optima Community Association.

Pete Bayliss, senior project manager at Park Central said: “This will be the 11th zone of Park Central to be built, and when completed, will help to link both the Upper and Lower Parkside areas of the development together through a paved walkway combining the parks.

“Park Central is a huge regeneration scheme in the centre of Birmingham city centre and, with an evident lack of new homes currently under construction in the regional marketplace, the spotlight is certainly on Park Central as an active residential development that is successfully boosting the choice on offer for today’s purchasers.”

The two new buildings have been designed so that the majority of apartments will benefit from advantageous views across the parkland. In keeping with the existing green spaces, the central phase will boast a combination of green roof planting and high-quality paved areas for residents’ use.

Susan Young, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson Regeneration said: “Central Plaza has been designed to serve both the new and existing community at Park Central, building on the award-winning standards already set at the development. We have now completed more than 75 per cent of construction work at Park Central and it is our aim that the finished scheme will set a new standard in the UK and put Birmingham firmly on the map for delivering a model of successful urban regeneration.”

Crest Nicholson has already transformed the majority of the 61 acres of the former Lee Bank area of Birmingham, from a run-down estate into an integrated, socially sustainable and highly successful new city centre community, with more than 1,000 homes already sold.

Elsewhere at Park Central, a selection of one and two bedroom apartments are currently available in the Lower Parkside phase, with prices starting from just £99,950.

Susan continues: “Crest has a proven track record in helping first time buyers and others who face the challenges of buying a new home in a difficult economic climate, and we would urge those who are interested in any of the properties at Park Central to talk to our experienced sales team about how we can help to get them moving.”

For more information on Park Central, please call the sales team on 0121 666 4666. Alternatively visit the marketing suite, which is open daily from 10am to 5pm and is located at Park Central, Spring Street, Birmingham B15 2GD. www.parkcentral.co.uk

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