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Major Developments
Masshouse Circus (Archive)
 

Masshouse Illustration
Masshouse Illustration

Masshouse Circus was one of several large road intersections on the Queensway, the ring road built in the 1960's around the City Centre. During the last decade, Birmingham City Council has set about breaking the 'concrete collar' of the Queensway, allowing the City Centre to expand and returning the streets to people.

This project involved radical changes to the Masshouse Circus area. The elevated sections of the Queensway at this location have now been removed, including the Masshouse Circus roundabout, which will open the route from the City Centre through to the Eastside of the city centre. This is essential for the regeneration of Eastside and the success of Martineau Galleries and further development opportunities in the area. Unfriendly pedestrian underpasses have been replaced by an attractive urban boulevard and surface level pedestrian crossings.

The key aims of the project were to:

Break the 'concrete collar' that the Queensway imposes on the development of the Eastside of the city centre
Develop better access for public transport, pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles.
Ease the implementation of Martineau Galleries, which will reinforce Birmingham's position as the regional shopping centre.

Provide a highway infrastructure, which will both relate to and act as a catalyst for the future redevelopment of the Masshouse area. This will extend into the wider Eastside area and also tie in with the Bull Ring highway changes.

Create new development plots enabling expansion of city centre (now known as City Park Gate and Masshouse Plots 3 and 7)

Realise the potential of the Eastside area and facilitate major redevelopment projects such as Millennium Point the proposed City Centre Park and the Learning Quarter

Improve the environment, creating a more attractive and healthier City Centre.


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