Commonwealth Games revamp for Alexander Stadium showcased at public consultation
Members of the public are being invited to have their say this week over plans for the £70 million redevelopment of Alexander Stadium.
Expansion of the stadium, which will increase its capacity from 12,700 to 40,000 for the duration of the Commonwealth Games, is set to go before the council’s planning committee in the autumn.
The contract will see the construction of a new 15,000 seater west stand at the venue in Walsall Road, Perry Barr, with additional seating also planned for the north and south stands.
In addition to this, works will cover the construction and installation of the main competition and warm up tracks.
Ahead of any works members of the local community are being encouraged to attend two consultation events, with a new promotional image of what the stadium could look like released by the council this week.
The public consultation drop-in events will be held on Friday between 5.30pm and 8pm, and Saturday between 11am and 4pm.
At the events residents will be able to meet the project team, view the indicative plans and provide feedback before a planning application is submitted.
Council leader Ian Ward is encouraging people to come along to have their views heard, adding that he wants to ‘shape a legacy’ with the Games in 2022.
And this was a feeling shared by Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham 2022.
“We are really pleased Birmingham City Council is progressing this scheme as intended and would encourage local people to take part in the consultation, so that they can have their say,” he said.
“The Alexander Stadium is going to be an important venue for the Games and a fantastic facility for Birmingham for years to come.”
Subject to gaining planning permission, the redeveloped stadium will be ready ahead of the Games which will take place between July 27 and August 7 2022.