The University of Birmingham and Bruntwood SciTech are partnering to deliver Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) - a world-leading health technologies campus, which will be the only science park in the West Midlands dedicated to health and life science innovation and technologies.
BHIC will support a thriving community of world-leading businesses, working in close collaboration with clinical and academic experts to develop integrated, data-enabled and patient-centric health innovations. In the first 10 years, it is estimated BHIC will create up to 10,000 new jobs in the wider economy and boost the local economy by around £400m per year.
In February 2020, BHIC was announced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as one of only six Life Sciences Opportunity Zones in the UK. This has come at a critical time for life sciences in the UK, when research and health innovation is as important as ever.
Artist’s impression of the proposed public realm
We recently submitted an enabling works planning application to Birmingham City Council. This is to secure planning permission for initial onsite work including earthworks and site levelling, below ground services and drainage infrastructure, power provision and a site access road to prepare the site for development.
We are also launching a public consultation to share our plans for the site and give you an opportunity to find out more and share your thoughts.
We are preparing a hybrid planning application which will enable us to develop the site in phases. The hybrid planning application will include a detailed design for Phase 1 of the development as well as details on transport and access within the site, while outlining our longer term aspirations for the rest of the site. The details of subsequent phases will be finalised by future planning applications.
This website provides further details of the proposed development and aims to provide all of the information you need to know at this stage of the process. However if you have any questions not answered here, or would like to find out more, we are holding several live webinar sessions during the public consultation period. These sessions will take place on:
If you would like to attend one of the session please register your place by clicking on the relevant date above.
Alternatively you can contact us on our Freephone consultation hotline 0808 168 8296.
We welcome your feedback at this early stage of the process and there are a number of ways you can tell us what you think.
You can complete our feedback form or provide your thoughts via the following channels:
Email feedback to the project team at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the Freephone Consultation Line, leave a message with your contact details and a member of the project team will call you back - 0808 168 8296.
Alternatively you can speak with the project team using the ‘Live Chat’ function on this website, available from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
Please ensure all feedback is submitted by Friday 30th October 2020.