Three dramatic ways Birmingham city center could be transformed by 2045 as major vision unveiled

Brummies could see parts of their city center completely transformed over the next two decades, a dramatic vision for Brum’s future has suggested. A hugely ambitious strategy has been published by Birmingham City Council which sets out how Brum could be a greener city with better transport options, a wider range of job opportunities and higher quality homes by 2045.

The Central Birmingham Framework 2045 also suggests that Birmingham could rival Vienna in terms of green space and Copenhagen in terms of active travel routes by that year. While future developments are subject to planning, the framework would shape development in central Birmingham and guide future investment if adopted.

Part of Birmingham city center could therefore be almost unrecognizable in around twenty years, if the council’s vision is realised. “Over the next 20 years, key parts of the heart of the city will undergo major changes,” the framework says. “Underutilized areas are ripe for transformation.”

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“Greenway linear parks will provide new green lungs in the city.”

Here are the three major city center ‘growth areas’ identified in the strategy and how they may change by 2045:

1) Birmingham Park

One major change highlighted in the framework is Park Birmingham, described as a transformation of an area off Moor Street and Curzon Street, comprising underused buildings and commercial areas. The strategy says it will expand onto a network of green spaces and maximize its location as a gateway to the city from the HS2 station.

“A new green space destination for the city will become the focal point of the development, providing a desirable address for office, retail, leisure, hotel and arts and cultural uses,” it adds.

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