Community comes together to celebrate official opening of Greenfield Crescent
Following a year-long transformation, the ribbon has officially been cut on the newly-pedestrianised Greenfield Crescent, in Edgbaston Village.
Representatives from a host of nearby businesses came to watch CEO of Calthorpe Estates, Haydn Cooper, and Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe officially open the streetscape, on Wednesday 15th September.
Guests enjoyed a live jazz reception at The Blue Piano, before heading to the new-look Crescent for opening speeches. After the ribbon cutting, a complementary buffet lunch was held, along with networking event aimed to connect local businesses with one another.
Working with Birmingham City Council, Calthorpe Estates has invested significantly in the project which has seen a new streetscape created to help set Edgbaston Village apart, with high quality public realm areas, easier pedestrian access and reduced traffic.
With a vision to create a greener, safer and more accessible Edgbaston Village, the newly designed area has new high quality granite surfaces, planters and planting, festoon lights and upgraded signage, which will enhance access to local businesses, bring to life an improved and more convenient leisure location for those living, working and visiting the area to enjoy.
Haydn Cooper, Chief Executive of Calthorpe Estates said, “We open Greenfield Crescent at an exciting time for Edgbaston. The transformation of Greenfield Crescent was a result of successfully working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to deliver a high quality public realm area, which saw Calthorpe Estates invest significantly in the project. Our ambitions have not stopped here – we are improving the walking route to the Edgbaston Village Metro station over coming months and are delivering a popular Artisan Market along Greenfield Crescent to make the location accessible for all.”
Edgbaston Village is already home to a variety of award-winning independent restaurants, cafes, bars and shops, including the Michelin-starred Simpsons, The High Field and Loki Wine, which have just been joined by LUX gallery. Recent plans unveiled by Calthorpe Estates showed the potential for even more al fresco dining and shopping options in the area, all of which will be made increasingly accessible following the creation of the new Edgbaston Village Metro stop, set to open at the end of the year along with Chapter restaurant & bar and KIN Homes on Greenfield Crescent.