The Minister for the West Midlands, Liam Byrne has summarised the plan, as it currently stands, for Eastside. (Download his short briefing here). It appears that the old Parcel Force site next to the Grade 1 Curzon Street Station is to be sold by Advantage West Midlands to Birmingham City Council for the development of :
Brit School – a new Educational City Academy expected to be in the region of 100,000 sq feet housing 950 students: the Brit School – which provides an arts led curriculum to 14 to 19 year olds fit into the overall vision for the Learning and Leisure Quarter and complements the arts, dance, media and conservatoire curriculum faculties promoted in the area by the BCU. AWM are negotiating to be named as sponsors for this project potentially alongside BCU and BCC.