Our Year 11 Geographers visited Birmingham City Centre yesterday to investigate how the city has been regenerated in recent years. We started off in the Lord Mayor’s Suite in the Council House for a talk from Craig Rowbottom, a Planning Manager at Birmingham City Council. He told us about the decline of the city during the 1970’s and 1980’s and how a multi-billion pound transformation is helping to bring people back and create jobs and prosperity. We then moved on to Grand Central and the Bull Ring to see how the investment has changed the landscape. We finally moved on to Digbeth, to see how the Inner City is different from the City Centre. We ended at the Custard Factory to investigate how old inner-city buildings have been refurbished to create creative and niche industries.