Birmingham aims for regen silverware at the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games may not have quite the same status as the Olympics. But Birmingham’s selection as the games’ host in 2022 comes when confidence and interest in the city has never been higher. The sports event could be a catalyst for regeneration and investment into Birmingham and the West Midlands by helping to progress current projects and attract new investment. The London Olympic Games cost an eye-watering £8.8bn, but brought an entire swathe of the East End back into use and changed the world’s perception of the city. Birmingham’s games will cost a mere £750m. Will this relatively modest