City Centre Areas
The city centre comprises several areas of distinct character which were Formerly large industrial neighbourhoods, the Gun Quarter, Jewellery Quarter and Digbeth are distinct in character and offer the city great opportunities to create distinct developments with contemporary flavours.
One of the clear trends is the reducing level of manufacturing, resulting in vacant and underused buildings within these quarters. Some of the more attractive building stock has been converted to residential use and there has also been some residential development.
However, there is still a lot of vacant and under-used floorspace that could present a major opportunity for residential growth on brownfield land within a stone's throw of the city core.
This section examines the spatial structure of the city, and the areas that make up the city centre.