Caroline Street undergoes enhancement project

Caroline Street is undergoing a large-scale enhancement project delivered by Birmingham City Council in partnership with the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID). Read on for further information on what is happening, why, and how it will affect your journey around our quirky corner of Birmingham.

CGI impression of the completed boulevard on Caroline Street

CGI impression of the completed boulevard on Caroline Street

 

What is happening?

Caroline Street will be transformed into an attractive new boulevard. A line of Prunus trees will be installed down the centre and will run the length of the street. New paviours will also be added to footpaths, driveways, and junctions to improve the road infrastructure. Car parking bays will not be affected by this enhancement project.

 

Why is this happening?

We (JQBID) have delivered this project in partnership with Birmingham City Council as part of our commitment to our BID Objectives. This project will make the street safer for pedestrians and drivers alike by forcing vehicles to adhere to speed limits at junctions as well as reinforcing the road integrity (see BID Objective 2, A Safer and Welcoming Quarter). The project will also enhance the aesthetic of the road, making it environmentally greener and more attractive for businesses and visitors (see BID Objective 1, Making the Quarter More Attractive, Tidy & Cleaner).

 

Disruptions

Enhancement works will last approximately 12 weeks commencing 26th September 2016. There will be a road closure from St Paul’s into Caroline Street, together with a one-way system along Caroline Street. During the works, a permanent traffic diversion will direct traffic along Livery Street and back onto Caroline Street, to maintain access (see phase 1 plan here). These will be advertised on street.

 

Access to Businesses and Properties

As a consequence of these improvements, there will, unfortunately, be some unavoidable disruption, however, this shall be kept to a minimum where possible. Working hours will be between 8am and 4:30pm.

During these works, every effort will be made to allow access to affected properties and businesses. Pedestrian flow shall be controlled via designated walkways throughout the duration.

Please provide as much notice as possible to the contractors for any deliveries that are expected during this period so this can be integrated into the construction programme.

If you require further information or if you would like to inform us of a delivery then please contact Parade Civil Engineering Ltd on 0121 765 4698.

 

The Jewellery Quarter BID would like to thank local businesses for their support and patience while these enhancement works are undertaken. We are committed to delivering projects and initiatives for the benefit of our local businesses, if you have any feedback on this project or other schemes we deliver then please email info@jqdt.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube