Fira Landscape Architects has announced it has been shortlisted for the competition to design the new £1.5million ‘Golden Square’ in Birmingham.

Competing against more than 100 international companies, the Fira team will now submit further proposals to design the new public square which will be the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, with the winner being announced in April. 

The Golden Square development is part of the Big City Plan and is intended to create an iconic hub encompassing social gatherings, market places, exhibitions and events.

Faber Maunsell | AECOM will be providing engineering advice alongside the team which consists of Sidell Gibson, Davis Langdon, Turley Associates, DPA Lighting and renowned Public Artists Cantoo.

Jane Findlay, director of Fira Landscape Architects, said: “We are thrilled to have been considered for this amazing opportunity. As a Jewellery Quarter–based company the project is particularly close to our hearts and we are looking forward to designing a space which has a unique and special character.”

Faber Maunsell | AECOM’s Charles Roach, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with our project leaders Fira on the second stage of the proposal and have immense experience of working with our other team members on unique, high design quality projects. We are proud to be part of a consortium of local companies working to fulfil Birmingham City Council’s vision of a creative city centre village.”