Stansfeld Outdoor Centre on the market

Birmingham City Council has put the Stansfeld Centre off Quarry Road on the market. They are selling a 250 year lease in a two stage process, inviting bids from which they will draw up a shortlist for final negotiations. As the site has been registered as an Asset of Community Value (see the registration details here) the registrants, the Friends of Quarry Residents’ Association, have six months to try and buy the site. In practice it’s more likely that they will try to find a developer with whom they can partner so they can have control over the woodland area and the developer can build houses on the area covered by the existing buildings. This doesn’t rule out the possibility of Oxford City Council being such a partner, or being a joint partner with a specialist developer or builder. Details of the sale procedure and much more detail about the development possibilities of the site are here on Birmingham City’s website.