Smallbrook Queensway is a pioneering development, which reconnects the city centre using high quality public open space

On the axis between Birmingham City Centre and the Chinese Quarter, three considerately proportioned towers define adjacent permeable open spaces, improving connectivity between the city centre and the Chinese Quarter. The landscape proposals focus on creating liveable green spaces, which are key aspirations of Birmingham City Council’s ‘Our Future City Plan’.


Proposals for Hurst Street Plaza, Wrottesley Steps, and Smithfield Steps have been crafted to activate city life by providing landscaped spaces for social encounters, relaxation, and outdoor dining. These new spaces will become part of the increasing number of people-centred public areas, transforming Birmingham’s city centre.

A variety of podium and roof amenity terraces are proposed to all three towers. Each terrace offering the residential community access to garden landscapes and expansive views across Birmingham’s skyline. While some terrace spaces are designed to be tranquil, others are more sociable, providing plentiful opportunities to gather and play.

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