the team

To create a brand new neighbourhood from the ground up, we put together a team of creative specialists from a range of different backgrounds. Including award-winning developers, hugely-respected local architects and landscape specialists, the Port Loop team is full of exceptional creative talent.

the partners

The transformation of Port Loop is a joint venture between some hugely-experienced teams.


Places for People

Places for People have been delivering large scale development and regeneration projects for over 50 years. They’ve learned that places only truly succeed when they work for everyone, and when everyone is included. This ethos is embedded in every aspect of the communities they create, from housing to green spaces, from community spaces to transport links.


Urban Splash

Urban Splash have been transforming places around the country for more than 25 years, breathing life into sites such as Fort Dunlop and Rotunda in Birmingham. They’ve won more than 400 awards for their work, creating more than 5000 homes and 1.5 million sq. ft. of workspace in the Midlands, North West, South West, Yorkshire and the North East.

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council believe Port Loop is one of the most exciting developments in the city. They’re backing the creation of a genuinely mixed, multi-generational community in a unique, sustainable waterside location. They also welcome the fact that people already living in the area can make use of everything Port Loop has to offer.

Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust back the regeneration of Port Loop as it encourages more and more people to use the city’s canals and tow paths to commute to and from work, and to travel to the city centre. The Trust is looking forward to seeing life return to this neglected area with canal-side cafés, water sports hubs, commercial opportunities and spaces shared between residents and visitors. 

the design team

The masterplan was created by Macreanor Lavington, who are award-winning architects with a particular expertise in housing, public buildings and regeneration. The first phase then involved a range of respected architects.


Grant Associates

These landscape architecture consultants specialise in the creative design of urban and rural environments. Their practice has built a reputation for innovative, ecologically-based design and the ability to shape useful and sustainable places.



shedkm have worked with Urban Splash on a number of successful projects. They’ve won over 100 major awards, including twelve Housing Design Awards and ten RIBA Awards. They’re also three-time winners of Architect of the Year.

Glenn Howells Architects

These leading Birmingham-based architects have built a strong reputation over the last 25 years. They’ve helped create some of Birmingham’s most successful buildings and places including Rotunda, Paradise, Brindleyplace, the Jewellery Quarter and the Custard Factory.