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

Eastside City Park context
Eastside City Park context
A new environmental and leisure facility

Birmingham City Council is working with a wide range of partners to develop Eastside City Park, the first major, new city centre park in Birmingham for more than 100 years.

It will play an important role in the regeneration and development of Eastside, creating a significant new environmental and leisure facility for the city and the wider West Midlands.

It will cover 3.2 hectares (8 acres), from Park Street, past Millennium Point, through to the Digbeth Branch Canal.

What are the objectives for the park?

Eastside City Park will double the amount of open space in the city centre. It will create a gateway space and will become a major visitor attraction. The park will be a new, accessible heart for Eastside.

In addition to these objectives, it will connect surrounding communities with the city centre, and its quality will influence surrounding developments, accelerating and promoting investment in the area.

What outcomes are we expecting of the park?

The park will encourage more people to live and work in the area, to visit the city or pass through the park space.

It will foster the understanding that Eastside and Digbeth are integral parts of the city centre.

It will provide Birmingham people with better life chances than before, with the creation of new jobs in the surrounding developments, and an improved quality of life. It will enhance locally, regionally, nationally and internationally the image of the city. It will contribute significantly to the redevelopment of the area.

What is the timescale for Eastside City Park?

Subject to funding being identified and agreed between the city council and its partners, it is intended that work on the park will start on site in 2011, with completion by 2013.

Background information

Further background information about Eastside City Park, including pdf attachments, can be found on the News and Information pages.

For more information about Birmingham City Council's parks, please visit the Parks and Nature Conservation page.

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 - Monday 2 June 2008 Return to Top | Printer Friendly