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Public Projects Ongoing

Digbeth High Street Public Art Scheme

Digbeth High Street is changing and as part of this new landscape a series of three public artworks are being commissioned.  Eastside Projects has been appointed by Birmingham City Council and Midland Metro Alliance to produce the Digbeth Public Art Scheme utilising section 106 monies for the Midland Metro Birmingham Eastside Extension (BEE). 

The public artworks will be site-specific and place-sensitive, reflecting and celebrating Digbeth’s rich heritage, identity and diverse community. Artists are being invited to propose stand-alone artworks installed alongside the BEE scheme and also artworks integrated into the scheme’s overall built environment and public realm e.g paving, seating, planting.

Digbeth Public Art Scheme will integrate with the public realm improvements due to complete in early 2023 which will include: a two-way Metro linking Digbeth to the West of Birmingham and the Black Country (passenger services starting by 2025); a wide area of attractive public space with planting, trees, street lighting and flexible spaces for seating; a ‘bus, cycle and hackney carriage’ priority on one part of the road to remove through traffic while allowing access for local servicing

For more information on the Digbeth High street improvements visit:

www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50082/transport_improvement_schemes/1162/digbeth_high_street_public_realm/2

Eastside Projects are currently undertaking consultation with local stakeholders and communities which will feed into the artists selection and artwork development processes. If you work or live in Digbeth please take a few minutes to complete our community consultation survey here.

Updates on the artworks will be posted on the webpage, for more information please email zoesawyer@eastsideprojects.org.