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Eastside City Park Gate
Eastside is Birmingham's biggest physical regeneration project, and is part of Birmingham City Council Development Directorate's Planning and Regeneration Service.

City Park Gate - design proposal
City Park Gate - design proposal

A major gateway into Eastside

Outline planning permission has been granted for City Park Gate, the second stage of development in Eastside to use land cleared by the demolition of the elevated Masshouse Circus and the creation of the Moor Street Queensway bus mall. The project will occupy the area bordered by Moor Street Railway Station, the Bullring, Martineau Galleries and the proposed Eastside City Park.

This scheme is a mixed-use development totalling over one million sq ft (approx 93,700 sq m) and will create a major gateway into Eastside, the Birmingham’s new learning, technology and heritage quarter.

Designed by architects MAKE, who have experience of designing advanced, complex and iconic buildings – such as The Cube, the final phase of Birmingham's Mailbox development – the scheme incorporates buildings as tall as 84m (approximately 23 stories).

An attractive new urban area

The City Park Gate masterplan aims to create an attractive new urban area, one reflecting the landscape of the site by stepping down from the city centre edge towards Eastside City Park and Millennium Point.

City Park Gate will include:

844 apartments;

300,332 sq ft (27,900 sq m) of office space;

99,031 sq ft (9,200 sq m) of retail space;

a 150,699 sq ft (14,000 sq m) hotel;

as well as cafés, bars and restaurants that serve to create a lively area throughout the day, week and year.

Sustainable city centre development

City Gate Park is intended to be an example of sustainable city centre development and high quality design, supporting regeneration in the area, and creating up to 730 jobs.

In the words of MAKE:

Environmentally progressive design is delivered by a holistic sustainable approach which balances economic, social and physical impact. The principal environmental strategy has been to consider the balance of energy consumed over the development's entire life - in construction, in use and in the lifestyle choices it allows - and adopt passive design strategies that reduce the requirement for energy consumption.

Creating a vibrant central place

City Park Gate will add to the diversity and attractions in the city centre, creating a vibrant central place between Moor Street Station and Eastside City Park.

Emphasis will be given to create a safe, accessible and attractive environment for all groups in the community, with accessible major pedestrian routes, cycle routes, and opportunities for recreational activities.

Contacting the City Centre Development Team

For more information about the Eastside project, please contact the City Centre Development Team (Eastside) at

18th Floor
The McLaren Building
35 Dale End
Birmingham B4 7LN

Tel: 0121 464 0900
Fax: 0121 464 0899

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Last updated - Thursday 6 March 2008 Return to Top | Printer Friendly