Snow Hill Public Realm – Project 2.1 - Cornwall Street Public Realm

Closed 30 Jul 2018

Opened 10 Jul 2018


In partnership with Colomre Business Ditrict, Birmingham City council are delivering Snow Hill Public Realm, a programme of projects that are aimed at improving public transport interchange, connectivity and economic performance through rationalisation of movement around Snow Hill Station providing a blueprint for future investments in the City Centre.

A baseline report was produced suggesting City Centre improvements and the following objectives were identified:

  • Improve the appearance of Snow Hill Station
  • Reduce delay for all users on Colmore Row outside Station Square
  • Improve the permeability of Snow Hill Queensway
  • Improve pedestrian access across Great Charles Street Queensway
  • Improve East West connectivity
  • Reduce traffic congestion on Colmore Row
  • Improve the Public Realm in the Historic Colmore area
  • Reduce delay at the Colmore Row – Livery Street Junction

These proposals aim to support businesses in the area through improved public realm by uplifting the quality of materials used in the area, prioritising pedestrian movement, reallocating the unused on-street parking and support the commercial vitality to the district by encouraging on street activity.

Project 2.1 focuses on the improvements along Cornwall Street looking to rationalise loading and parking for cars and delivery vehicles, encourage pedestrians to use the area by providing a more inviting, pedestrian friendly environment with improved landscaping, reducing clutter and providing high quality materials with consideration of other developments in the area.

Snow Hill Public Realm – Cornwall Street Public Realm Plan

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Have your say

We would like to know what you think about the proposal. Click on the link below to give us your views. If you have any queries, please contact Ms Sajeda Mahmud on telephone 0121 303 0151 or email at We would be grateful if you could give us your feedback by no later than 30th July 2018.



The data that you provide is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, and will be used by Birmingham City Council for Snow Hill Public Realm – Project 2.1 Cornwall Street only.




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