Birmingham Curzon HS2 Draft Masterplan
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The Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan presents the proposed HS2 railway as a once in a century opportunity to radically enhance the City’s national rail connectivity and accelerate its economic growth potential. The new line and terminus will provide a catalyst to transform areas of the City Centre and unlock major regeneration sites.
The Masterplan covers over 140ha of the Eastside and Digbeth quarters and the eastern fringe of the City Centre Core, providing a detailed framework and principles to guide development, regeneration and connectivity to ensure that the City can capitalise upon the arrival of the HS2 railway. The masterplan:
- Promotes the city’s expectation of Birmingham Curzon HS2 station as a world-class 21st century landmark building that further strengthens a positive image for Birmingham and its economic role
- Seeks to ensure the station is fully integrated into the urban fabric of the City Centre and opens up accessibility between the City Centre Core, Eastside and Digbeth
- Sets out the key requirements for the station design and proposals to ensure that high quality and efficient walking, cycling and public transport connections continue into and throughout the city centre.
The Masterplan also promotes major regeneration and growth opportunities that can provide within the plan area:
- 36,000 (net) jobs
- 600,000m.sq new business space
- 4,000 new homes
- £1.4 billion economic uplift
Key proposals within the Masterplan include:
- Promoting the principle of securing world-class architecture for Birmingham Curzon HS2 Station
- Identifying an extension to the Metro to a new integrated public transport hub at New Canal Street, through to Digbeth serving Birmingham Coach Station, South Birmingham College and the Custard Factory. Key development opportunities including Martineau Square and Exchange Square, Beorma Quarter, Typhoo Wharf, Banbury Wharf, Eastside Locks, Birmingham Science Park Aston, Curzon Point and within the Fazeley area of Digbeth
- Major new areas of public realm and open space including new squares at Moor Street Queensway and Paternoster Place; Curzon Promenade, Duddeston Viaduct Skypark, Eastside Locks and opportunities along the canal and River Rea corridors.
Public consultation on a draft masterplan was undertaken between the 27th February and 24th April 2014 All the comments received were were considered and some minor changes were made in response.
The Masterplan was then adopted by Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on 27th July 2015.
A copy of the draft Masterplan is below along with a map showing the area covered by the proposals.
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Document Status :
Adopted by Cabinet as the City Council’s vision and framework for the future development of the HS2 city centre terminus and the wider regeneration of Eastside, Digbeth and the eastern fringe of the city centre core
Last Updated : 12th August 2015