Parklet to be installed on High Street

A Parklet in Birmingham

A new parklet – a wooden seating area designed for use by the community, featuring plants and greenery – is set to be installed on High Street.

The parklet will be located near Virgin Money at 7 High Street, providing a space for people to sit down, relax and enjoy the space. There will be tables and benches too, making it an ideal spot for people to sit and eat.

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, cabinet member for city services, said: “High Street has been closed to traffic for some time now and a lot of the work we’ve done in the city centre has been about making it a more inviting place to be.

“These parklets are used in lots of other cities and we know how much people enjoy them, as they can make spaces feel more pedestrian and cycle-friendly. It will provide a great spot for people to rest as it’s just outside of Broadgate. There will also be plants incorporated as part of the design, so we’ll be seeing more greenery too, which is always good news!”

Installation is set to begin in the coming weeks. The funding for the parklet is provided by the European Regional Development Fund.

One thought on “Parklet to be installed on High Street

  1. I walked past it being installed last week. It cheap and nasty, a space for dropouts to clutter up our high street with litter etc. Decking is for garden patios not our high street

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