After plans for a £9.5million new look for a flagship section of Birmingham’s Southside fell to the area, it was temporarily decked out in rainbow colors which was a hit with residents and local businesses.
Although the current street surface decorations are temporary – put in place ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games – people are calling for the colors of the rainbow to become a permanent fixture after the games close.
Redevelopment plans – estimated at £9.5million – to give Hippodrome Square in Hurst Street a bright new look in time for the start of the Commonwealth Games appear to have stalled after the company that won the project took office last October.
The original design and concept behind the project was to make the area look like a whole new “gateway to Birmingham city centre”.
The redesign of the area included trees and street furniture, but plans were put on hold until after the Commonwealth Games.
To make the area beautiful and welcoming to visitors to the city during the Commonwealth Games, the surface of the Racecourse Square has been temporarily covered in bright rainbow colors that reflect the surrounding gay village vibe. and upcoming Birmingham Pride events.
Locals have taken to social media and the vast majority of comments are positive, with people asking that the bright, bold colors of Racecourse Square be part of any future redevelopment of the area.
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