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Client Bruntwood SciTech
Turley office Birmingham
Status Planning permission granted
LPA Birmingham City Council

World-class life science and health innovation facilities in Birmingham

Our role

  • The West Midlands has the largest innovation and MedTech sectors outside of London, these are key areas of growth for both the West Midlands and the UK. The Birmingham Health Innovation Campus site is one of only six Life Science Opportunity Zones within the UK.
  • Our involvement dates back to the late 1990s, providing strategic advice on how best to bring the site and wider former Battery Park site back into use. We previously secured outline consent in 2013 to deliver a new Sainsbury’s superstore, retail and food and drink uses, a student accommodation block, and Life Science Campus.
  • We were appointed by Bruntwood SciTech as part of a market-leading team of consultants to advise on bringing forward a health innovation campus which will sit at the heart of a critical cluster of health excellence, uniquely positioned near to the University of Birmingham and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • The proposal involves up to six buildings providing dedicated laboratory and incubation facilities, offices and ancillary accommodation, alongside high quality public realm and a multi-storey car park.
  • Our cross service appointment assisted in the formulation of a high quality planning application and Environmental Impact Assessment.


  • A hybrid planning application was submitted in December 2020 for a 77,512 sq m health innovation campus, to be brought forward through a joint venture with Bruntwood SciTech, the University of Birmingham, and Birmingham Health Partners. Once built, the campus will support up to 10,000 new jobs in the region and bring in around £400 million to the local economy.
  • Planning permission was secured for the enabling works phase of the development in January 2020, aiding in an early commencement on site.
  • The hybrid planning application was subject to unanimous approval at planning committee on 15 April 2021.


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