Delivered on behalf of the council by Morgan Sindall Construction, the £15.5m Atlas Works site in Tyseley replaces depots at Montague Street and Redfern Road.

The new facility has office accommodation and space for staff training and development. It also has a vehicle maintenance building and electric charging points.

The depot will be home for approximately 350 staff and its operational area covers the whole of the east and centre of the city.

Cllr Majid Mahmood, cabinet member for Environment at Birmingham City Council, said: ‘I am blown away by this new facility. Our hardworking crews operating from this depot will make more than 200,000 bin collections every week – so it is essential that we provide them with the tools and conditions to do this as effectively as possible.

‘This new depot and garage are the latest investment into one of our key frontline services and a clear demonstration of our commitment to improve waste management on a continuous basis.’

Richard Fielding, area director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: ‘We are proud to deliver this facility for the council which will provide modern conditions for the crew on site to carry out their important work within the city.

‘We have worked collaboratively with the Constructing West Midlands framework through a shared value to create cleaner and greener streets in Birmingham and this depot will have a real positive impact on the area.’