Friends of Eastside Park

Design of The Park

Here is the story of how this award-winning park came about, updated from the Birmingham City Council webpage for Eastside Park:

  • 2001 – Eastside Development Framework (superseded by the Big City Plan) first identified the opportunity for a park in Eastside
  • 2005/6 – We [BCC] held an international design competition and public consultation to choose a design for the park
  • 2006 – Patel Taylor were appointed as the designers
  • 2007 – Outline Planning consent was granted setting the principles for the park’s layout and size.
  • 2007 – The Curzon Street Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) was approved in order to assemble the site for the park and surrounding development opportunities.
  • 2008 – Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), demolition begins on vacant buildings to make room for the park.
  • 2010 – Outline Plans were revised following the Government’s announcement of the High Speed 2 rail line.
  • 2010 – Detailed designs were approved through a Reserved Matters application (2010/00155/PA) on the 2007 Outline Planning Permission.
  • 2011 – We [BCC] opened the Eastside Multi-story car park to replace the car parking in front of Millennium Point and freeing the site to become the new park.
  • 2011 – Work started on Eastside City Park in August.
  • 2012 – The park opens
  • 2013Park Wins National Award
  • 2015 – Park gets Green Flag Status