Parklets have been a long-standing plan for Colmore BID, however with the onset of Covid-19, the need for the community spaces became even more apparent as the BID looked to futher support the struggling leisure and hospitality industry.
At present there are five parklets located within the District (Colmore Row, Barwick Street, Church Street and two on Waterloo Street) with more planned during 2021.
Each parklet has capacity for around 20 people within four defined areas; seating with a low table for coffee and drinks, an area for dining with a high table, standing room only and an area that has been specifically designed to be accessible for wheelchair users.
Colmore BID has worked with EventMen to design each parklet for its specific location, ensuring it meets relevant planning, licencing, counter terrorism and equalities standards. It has also commissioned Birmingham City Council’s award-winning nursery team to add floral decorations, keeping with the BIDs ethos to ‘green’ the District, much like its popular flower towers.