Buildings for Birmingham games also designed by Glenn Howells

Birmingham’s plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have taken a step forward with plans for the residential element of the athletes’ village submitted for planning by Glancy Nicholls and Glenn Howells Architects.

The village, which will be built on the site of the former Birmingham City University campus in Perry Barr, will be large enough to accommodate the 6,500 athletes and officials coming to Birmingham in the summer of 2022.

After the games the village will provide around 1,400 new homes across a range of tenures – social and affordable rent, homes for sale and for private rent. The development will also include an extra care village for older people and a community centre.

Glancy Nicholls is acting as lead architect in the development of the masterplan of the Commonwealth Games Village and Glenn Howells has designed 50% of the buildings in the scheme.

John Crabtree, chairman of Glenn Howells Architects and Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, was appointed chair of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee by the prime minister last month.

He said: “In the seven months since being awarded the 2022 games there has been a lot of work done to prepare this planning application.

“Now is the time for anyone with an interest in the regeneration of Perry Barr to look at our plans in detail and give feedback to the city council planners.

“We want the people of the West Midlands to have ownership of the games and this is one of the first significant ways in which they can do that.”

To view the plans visit the Birmingham City Council planning portal and search for application number 2018/06313/PA. The deadline for comments is September 13.