Our transformative scheme at Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham has been shortlisted for two awards at the Planning Awards 2022. Together with our client Cole Waterhouse and partners, we are delighted that the judges have recognised the development for the ‘Best Use of Arts, Culture or Sport in Placemaking’ and ‘Mixed Use Development’ Awards.
Digbeth is well known as a creative hub in Birmingham, the Upper Trinity Street scheme will meet the challenge of creating a thriving creative and cultural hub to enhance these established communities.
Two new museums will call Upper Trinity Street home: The Museum of Youth Culture and Birmingham Music Archive. The Museum of Youth Culture will celebrate the rich tapestry of social movements, subcultures, sounds and styles that span the generations and genres from post-war to modern-day Britain. Alongside this, Birmingham’s rich music history will be showcased in a permanent exhibition of the Birmingham Music Archive. Visitors will experience the stories, places and spaces that have contributed to the music scene of Birmingham. Both museums will share a 6,500 sq.ft space that fronts Pump House Park, named after the former Victorian Pump House which is being preserved and restored.
Upper Trinity Street is being developed with sustainability at its core, the scheme will include 943 new homes, some with live-work space and roof gardens, a 133-bedroom hotel, 60,000 sq ft of flexible commercial space, car parking and large new areas of public realm across a network of landscaped yards, squares, and hidden spaces that have the potential to link into the proposed new SkyPark on the adjacent viaduct.
Congratulations to our fellow finalists and we look forward to attending the live awards ceremony in June 2022.