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West Midlands National Park Lab

Birmingham Central ‘Curzon’ Park

This speculative project established the idea of creating Birmingham Central Park around HS2, Curzon Street Station and Birmingham City University. This new park is based around the listed buildings in Digbeth and emphasises connectivity through HS2 Curzon Street Station, along the canal system, around the Ring Parks, to New Street Station and links to the heart of the city at St Phillip’s Cathedral.

The project has since been taken up by Birmingham City Council as part of their city centre development. Students on BCU’s landscape architecture courses use this project in live design studios to test ideas and develop masterplanning and design skills.