New Hermes parcel facility approved

The planned Hermes parcel facility in Tyseley. Photo: Birmingham City Council
The planned Hermes parcel facility in Tyseley. Photo: Birmingham City Council

And the scheme was approved by Birmingham City Council’s planning committee on Thursday.

The new development is cleared to be built at Mucklow Park, off Battery Way, and is set to cover an 11,208 square meter area – hosting 359 vans.

The proposed building, which has a BREEAM [Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method] “excellent” certificate for carbon use and renewable energy, will measure 73m x 127m and will be 15.4m high.

A car park could accommodate 126 cars, including six car share spaces, six disabled car parking spaces and eight spaces with electric vehicle charging points with “future passive provision” of 46 spaces.

A proposed secure cycle store could store 40 bicycles and there would be space for five motorcycles.

Results of a public consultation reportedly stated there is “potential for traffic congestion, however this will bring much need employment in the area in an established industrial location”.

Other comments questioned whether a priority would be set for employing local residents, and there were concerns about “24 hour use and disturbance from staff”.

One commentator asked how trees would be used to soften the appearance of the development.

A planning officer stated in a report to councillors: “[…] this is an established industrial area and this development would effectively and efficiently reuse a former brownfield site providing employment and is located in a sustainable location.

“The site layout and design are effective and achieves a successful scheme with robust planting and landscape which offers the benefit of ecological benefit and sustainable drainage.

“Therefore, the scheme is supported and recommended for approval.”

The scheme was approved unanimously by councillors.


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