Moda launches consultation on next stage of New Garden Square BTR

Moda launches a consultation on proposals for the next stage of its New Garden Square Build to Rent neighbourhood.

Moda's proposed New Garden Square Build to Rent neighbourhood | BTR News
Moda's proposed New Garden Square Build to Rent neighbourhood.

Investor, developer and operator – Moda – launches a consultation on proposals for the next stage of its New Garden Square Build to Rent neighbourhood in Ladywood. A public exhibition is being held on 24 to 25 October 2023 from 3pm to 8pm at the Plough and Harrow, 135 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 8LS, and will offer residents, businesses, and community groups the opportunity to view and comment on the emerging proposals.

The proposed 37-storey Build to Rent development is part of a new mixed-use community with up to 1,600 new homes, leisure and public realm, all set around a striking publicly accessible linear park.

Moda is already delivering 398 highly managed, pro-tech enabled Build to Rent homes at Phase I of New Garden Square. In June 2023, the operator announced it would be delivering the rest of the 11-acre site in partnership with Calthorpe Estates. There will be a joined-up focus on lifestyle, health and wellbeing and tech, underpinned by social and environmental sustainability.

Within the comprehensive masterplan, affordable homes will also be available at a Discounted Market Rent as part of New Garden Square’s inclusive residential offering.

The latest proposals would deliver around 450 new homes alongside a dynamic variety of amenities, as well as space for retail, restaurant, or café floorspace. This will contribute to the ongoing regeneration of both the New Garden Square site and Ladywood as a whole.

Forming part of the emerging linear park, outdoor spaces in the form of courtyards and green public spaces will also be delivered. This will create spaces for new and existing residents to meet and enjoy.

“Moda has ambitious plans at New Garden Square, to deliver a ‘Moda neighbourhood’ alongside our partners at Calthorpe Estates. Our latest proposals demonstrate the scale of our ambition and the confidence we have in this location and in Birmingham.

“Our inclusive plans will regenerate a brownfield site within Ladywood offering an extensive range of benefits to the existing local community and future residents alike. As long-term custodians of the communities we operate in, Moda will deliver a best in class Build to Rent neighbourhood that provides new homes, new employment opportunities, a public park and an array of retail and leisure facilities, all adjacent to the new Edgbaston Village metro station.

“To help bring our vision to life, we are holding a public consultation event on 24 to 25 October 2023.”

Saif Uddin, Development Executive, Moda

Moda already has one operational neighbourhood in Birmingham – the award winning 481- home Mercian on Broad Street. As well as Phase I at New Garden Square, the 722-home community at Great Charles Square in the Jewellery Quarter is also under construction.