Following planning approval in April 2023 for the Curzon Wharf development, Tani Dulay’s Woodbourne Group and Birmingham City Council make a crucial step forward with the signing of a Section 106 agreement.
The ground-breaking vision for Curzon Wharf is to create the world’s first mixed-use net zero carbon ready development. The masterplan will include three residential buildings – a 41 storeys purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development, a 53 storey Build to Rent scheme and another residential building.
“We are delighted that progress has been made on this truly groundbreaking development. The Section 106 agreement is a crucial step forward for Curzon Wharf – an exciting masterplan which builds on Birmingham’s ambition to be a greener, more dynamic and sustainable city.
“Woodbourne Group’s bold vision has acted as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of that area, we look forward to it being brought to life and becoming a key piece of the Birmingham skyline.”Councillor John Cotton, Leader, Birmingham City Council
The Curzon Wharf development will also include almost 130,000 sq ft of office space, R&D and life science space, over 3,000 sq ft of retail units, over 15,000 sq ft of leisure space, over 76,424 sq ft of new public realm, and 490 metres of walking and cycling routes.
The development is located next to Birmingham City University and Aston University. It is within an eight-minute walk of the new HS2 Curzon Street Station.
“This has taken years of unwavering determination. Reaching this milestone has been a testament to the relentless work ethic by our team and partners. The signing of the Section 106 agreement signifies that Curzon Wharf is now a significant stride closer to shaping the future of Birmingham Knowledge Quarter and the city. We are a Birmingham business for Birmingham.”Tani Dulay, Chief Executive, Woodbourne Group
Curzon Wharf will transform a key gateway to Birmingham. The £360m waterfront ecosystem is set to be developed in a key quarter of the city centre – on a one million sq ft site that is currently occupied by industrial units constructed in the 1960s. The development will generate close to 1,400 jobs and is expected to boost Birmingham’s economy by at least £151m.
“This is another significant milestone for Tani and his team at Woodbourne Group. It’s testament to their vision and hard work. They’re intent on delivering a bold vision for Birmingham – and it’s a vision that we welcome. I wish them continued success with this landmark scheme in the months ahead.”Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
Based in Birmingham, Woodbourne Group’s team has a combined real estate experience of over 150 years and a track record surpassing £6bn. The team’s skills and expertise have played a pivotal role in ensuring the successful delivery of some of the UK’s most notable and complex mixed-use schemes.