A £10m public-realm scheme, making it one of the largest in the UK

Broadway Malyan appointed for Snow Hill

Broadway Malyan has been appointed lead consultant on £10m public realm works as part of the regeneration of Birmingham’s Snow Hill area, currently one of the UK’s largest public-realm schemes.

Phase one concentrates on improvements to the area around Snow Hill station, in particular a public square that will create a more fitting sense of arrival in the city.

The more expansive phase two looks at the wider Colmore area, which includes Birmingham Cathedral and the Grand Hotel, considering how to make it more pedestrian friendly and encourage investment in the business improvement district.

Danny Crump, project leader for Broadway Malyan, said: “The heavily urbanised city centre has multiple constraints, many of which have evolved over years of organic growth and change. We will be working with key stakeholders – fundamentally the people who live and work in the area – to really unravel the components of the place and then deliver a transformational scheme that is both creative and aspirational yet practical and technically sound.”

The £10m public-realm work is part of a wider £600m masterplan for the Snow Hill area including redevelopments of 55 Colmore and the former Natwest Tower, a new office block at Three Snowhill, and a new tram, which began running last month.

Funding for the project is from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Fund to a joint bid Birmingham City Council and the Colmore Business Improvement District. The team includes transport specialist JMP, civil engineer WYG and mechanical and electrical consultant Hoare Lea. Broadway Malyan is responsible for design and delivery.

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