Key members of Birmingham’s business community gathered at Two Snowhill for the launch of the Snow Hill Interchange Plan (SHIP), organised by Colmore Business District (CBD).
The aim of the SHIP study is to set out a programme of projects to be delivered over a 15-year timeframe to achieve optimum public transport interchange, connectivity and economic performance around Snow Hill Station. The key stakeholders for the project are Centro, Colmore Business District and Birmingham City Council.
The audience heard from the leader of the city council, Sir Albert Bore, as well as senior figures from CBD, Centro and JMP Consultants.
The launch was held in the same week of the Government’s announcement that the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership is to receive £357.3m from the Local Growth Fund to help provide up to 19,000 jobs as part of its Growth Deal. This includes a package called Snow Hill Station Phase 1, which aims to realise all the short and medium-term projects identified by SHIP, to be delivered over the period 2015 to 2020.