HS2 in Birmingham and the
threat of local severance
Joe Holyoak
Urban design principle no.17:
Every urban design intervention, at
whatever scale, has an obligation to
improve the movemen...
The Mailbox: helping to join up
the disconnected city
The proposed new
Birmingham HS2 terminal
The Eastside Masterplan; Glenn Howells Architects
for Birmingham City Council, December 2011.
The Inner Ring Road as originally designed
The elevated Masshouse Circus being
demolished in about 2003
The new Moor Street boulevard, replacing the
Inner Ring Road
Eastside
Digbeth
City
centre
Streets to remain open
coloured green.
Streets to be closed
coloured pink.
Looking up Fazeley Street from Digbeth towards
the city centre: a major connection to disappear
HS2 in Birmingham & threat of local Severance - Joe Holyoak, September 2013
HS2 in Birmingham & threat of local Severance - Joe Holyoak, September 2013
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HS2 in Birmingham & threat of local Severance - Joe Holyoak, September 2013

  1. 1. HS2 in Birmingham and the threat of local severance Joe Holyoak
  2. 2. Urban design principle no.17: Every urban design intervention, at whatever scale, has an obligation to improve the movement of people in the town.
  3. 3. The Mailbox: helping to join up the disconnected city
  4. 4. The proposed new Birmingham HS2 terminal
  5. 5. The Eastside Masterplan; Glenn Howells Architects for Birmingham City Council, December 2011.
  6. 6. The Inner Ring Road as originally designed
  7. 7. The elevated Masshouse Circus being demolished in about 2003
  8. 8. The new Moor Street boulevard, replacing the Inner Ring Road
  9. 9. Eastside Digbeth City centre
  10. 10. Streets to remain open coloured green. Streets to be closed coloured pink.
  11. 11. Looking up Fazeley Street from Digbeth towards the city centre: a major connection to disappear

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