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First look at 2022 athletes village for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Photo: Birmingham2022

New images have revealed what the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village could look like once completed.

The 24-hectare site, which is close to the Perry Barr greyhound stadium and the One Stop Shopping Centre, will house around 6,500 athletes in around 1,000 homes.

The site is the current location of the old University of Central England (UCE) and Birmingham City University (BCU) campus.

The village will be built near the current Perry Barr greyhound stadium Credit: Birmingham2022

The village will be made up of a mix of one and two-bed apartments as well as three and four-bed town houses.

Developers plan to build a further 2,000 properties in the village once the games come to an end.

Cllr Jon Hunt, local councillor for the Perry Barr ward and Liberal Democrat group leader on Birmingham City Council, said:

This part of Birmingham faces a number of challenges linked to housing, employment and deprivation, so in addition a Birmingham Commonwealth Games offers the chance to kick start the regeneration of Perry Barr. It is crucial that people within the local area feel the Games are delivering something for them. There have been issues with leisure facilities in the past, so it is important that we work together with the organisers to secure the legacy we deserve at a grassroots level. Perry Barr will be hosting thousands of people from all over the world for the Games. We want it to be a warm Brummie welcome.

– Cllr Jon Hunt, Birmingham City Council