Dandara Living secures planning for Warners Field BTR

Dandara Living secures planning permission for Warners Field - a sustainable Build to Rent development in Birmingham.

Dandara Living secures planning approval to develop its Warners Field development in Birmingham | BTR News
Dandara Living secures planning approval to develop its Warners Field development in Birmingham.

Build to Rent management company Dandara Living has secured planning permission from Birmingham City Council for its Warners Field Build to Rent development. Work can now begin to regenerate the brownfield site, which is located within a mile of Birmingham city centre in Digbeth.

The sustainable scheme will deliver a total of 1,351 Build to Rent homes and 2,700 sqm of commercial space centred around a renaturalised River Rea, which runs through the middle of the site, but is not currently accessible to the public.

Dandara Living will make significant investment in landscaping the river, creating desirable new public spaces along its banks and laying the foundations for a dynamic new mixed-use destination a short walk from the city centre.

“With an already strong track record of delivery in Birmingham City Centre at Aston Place and Unity & Armouries, we are delighted that Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee has today approved our application to deliver a new neighbourhood at Warners Fields.

“The redevelopment will deliver much-needed new homes to meet Birmingham’s housing need and drive the ecological and environmental transformation of this part of the city, by renaturalising the River Rea and delivering significant net biodiversity gain. Phase 1 will see the excavation and landscaping of the River Rea for the first time in decades, alongside over 1,300 new homes and 2,700 sqm of commercial space.

“This initial investment will catalyse the construction of successive phases, including further mixed-use developments and bring much needed regeneration into the area. We are grateful to the Officers at Birmingham City Council who recognised the necessity of this phasing and recommended the scheme for approval and to the Committee Members who approved it.”

Rachel Allwood, Planning Director, Dandara Living

The first phase of the Warners Field development will spearhead the delivery of the Council’s Rea Valley Urban Quarter regeneration, with successive phases delivering further homes, workspaces, commercial space and new active travel routes.