Birmingham Markets Park
A modern park shaped by Birmingham's past
Our plans, developed in partnership with Peter Culley from Spatial Affairs Bureau, deliver not only a new signature park for Birmingham that's 50% bigger than the Bullring footprint but also space for housing, markets and cultural attractions. Birmingham's proud market and trading history is acknowledged, with the template of the former horticultural markets used for the central park area and some existing buildings repurposed. In this way, ours is not only a more cost and energy efficient plan, but also one that does not erase Birmingham's history. A medieval moat existing for hundreds of years on the site is reintroduced as part of a water management scheme that feeds the River Rea; a car park from the 20th Century is transformed into an Art Park.