McPhillips’ scheme for improvements to the public realm and public transport connectivity in the Snow Hill area of Birmingham City Centre got underway in June and is proceeding well.
The first phase is focusing on improving Colmore Row and Livery Street and is part of a wider package of work being delivered by Birmingham City Council and funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and the Colmore BID.
Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said of the project: “Our city centre welcomes more than 42 million people a year, and following the regeneration works around Centenary Square and Paradise, it’s time for us to revitalise the business and retail areas.”
“Improving pedestrian access and traffic flow to reduce congestion around Snow Hill and Colmore Row, will improve people’s experience of Birmingham.”
Director of GBSLEP, Katie Trout commented “After a long time in development, it’s excellent to see work on this strategically important project begin. These improvements to a key commercial area can help to support our region’s route to recovery as we rebuild following the Covid-19 pandemic; high quality public spaces and pedestrian access will become more imperative than ever for our businesses and residents.”