Colmore Food Festival 2017 is launched

The 2017 Colmore Food Festival was launched last night at ZEN Metro by the team from Colmore Business District (BID). Members of the press, bloggers and long time Festival supporters gathered to hear about plans for the ever expanding Festival.    Colmore BID Board Director and Partner at Trowers and Hamlins Amardeep Gill opened the night and thanked the venues and District for its continuing support. Since 2015 Amardeep has been the Board lead on the Festival working alongside the BID…

Colmore Bee Garden is a first for Birmingham city centre

The first rooftop bee garden in Birmingham city centre is creating a buzz among workers in the Colmore Business District. The Colmore Bee Garden has been installed on the rooftop meadow at 2 Colmore Square by Colmore Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Urban Buzz, a project at Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, with the support of the Colmore Square management team. The garden consists of three hexagonal honeycomb planters containing plants that offer a diverse range of…

#NicklinUnseen outdoor photography exhibition shortlisted for national award

A popular Birmingham city centre outdoor photography exhibition has been shortlisted for a national award.  Colmore Business Improvement District’s (Colmore BID) #NicklinUnseen exhibition, which displayed the work of Birmingham photographer and lecturer Phyllis Nicklin on large-format boards in Snow Hill Square, has been recognised by British BIDs, the support organisation for BIDs across the country. Colmore BID worked alongside David Oram of Brumpic social media nostalgia accounts and photography curator Pete James to deliver the exhibition, which was funded with…

Revealed: Stunning new images show a ‘pedestrian-first’ Snow Hill Square

Stunning new designs have been released to show how one of Birmingham’s busiest open spaces could look as part of a phased £10 million improvement project for the Snow Hill area of Colmore Business District. Snow Hill Square will be completely redesigned in a £3.3m scheme to provide an attractive and welcoming gateway to the city centre from Snow Hill rail station. Putting pedestrians first, the square will establish a new benchmark for public space in the city, adding value…