Colmore Business District invests in outdoor floral displays and enhancements in the summer to bring colour and greenery to the District. For the festive season, Colmore BID invests in Christmas lights and decorations to enhance the business district and bring seasonal cheer to the area, improving the environment for all to enjoy. These enhancements are in addition to what is provided by Birmingham City Council.
For summer 2014, Colmore BID invested in a floral feature in Church Street Square in the form of a folding bicycle, which was part of the City Centre Floral Trail. The central theme of 2014’s Trail was the commemoration of Britain’s entry into the First World War in 1914. The features along the Trail were designed to tell the story of Birmingham’s vital contribution to the War. The Trail formed part of Birmingham’s entry into the Royal Horticultural Society In Bloom campaign and the features and displays remained in place for the summer.
Colmore BID has also added colour to the District by installing flower towers, hanging baskets and metre boxes attached to railings. In 2014, we introduced edible hanging baskets outside Purnell’s on Cornwall Street, Urban Coffee Company and Home Deli on Church Street, Primitivo on Barwick Street and The Jekyll & Hyde on Steelhouse Lane. These contain herbs and edible flowers, which the aforementioned restaurants, bars and cafes could use in the food and drink they prepare.
Also new for 2014 were six new flower towers in a design that is unique to the Colmore Business District. These were located outside Snow Hill Station, outside Cannon House on Priory Queensway, outside Holiday Inn Express Snow Hill and on the corner of Newhall Street and Colmore Row