The Scheme

Situated in the heart of Selly Oak, this 30-acre site has been derelict for 30 years and has a history of use for landfill. We believe that it’s high time this site was transformed, bringing a range of high quality facilities to local people, enabling Selly Oak to play a key role as a generator of economic growth and medical and scientific innovation. It’s an ambitious vision, which has led to the development of this equally ambitious plan, led by the Harvest Partnership – an innovative joint venture between Land Securities and Sainsbury’s. The scheme will see this former industrial and landfill site regenerated into an exciting mixed-use development.

The benefits at a glance

Council Approves the Harvest Partnership’s Vision for Selly Oak

In September 2013, Birmingham City Council’s planning committee approved The Harvest Partnership’s planning application to regenerate the former Battery site in Selly Oak, paving the way for an exciting future for the area and the creation of around 2,700 new jobs.

This major investment will bring a range of benefits to the residents of Selly Oak through:

  • A cutting-edge Life Sciences Campus
  • Creation of 2,700 jobs
  • A range of shops, bars and restaurants, plus good parking
  • A new Sainsbury’s store to replace the existing Chapel Lane store
  • Environmental improvements with major site decontamination and extensive landscaping
  • Excellent pedestrian and cycle links
  • A greenway across the site that will protect the future reinstatement of a canal link
  • Highways improvements