Birmingham’s first Metro Line is contained within an attractive linear parkway including new footpaths and cycleways. The route from Birmingham to Wolverhampton has 23 stops along the 13 mile corridor and Fira worked across a number of local authority boundaries to deliver the high quality landscape and urban design framework.
A strong emphasis was placed on the integration of a significant programme of public art. This was achieved by creating waymarkers, commissioning relief brickwork, smart street furniture, and lighting the wishbone bridge in Wolverhampton.
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Fira Landscape Limited
Laing Civil Engineering
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LGN, 2001, Street Design; Civic Trust Awards, 1999
Features as a case study in the LI's 2012 publication "Landscape architecture: a guide for clients"