Port Loop, Birmingham


The Landscape Design and Ecology Teams at CSA Environmental are delighted to be working with Places for People and ECE Architecture on Phases 11&12 of Port Loop, in the city of Birmingham, which has recently been submitted for planning permission.

Port Loop is a regeneration project, with ambitious plans to transform a 43-acre brownfield, canal side site into an exciting residential development.

CSA will work on the design of Phases 11&12 of this project, producing a landscape scheme with multi-functional spaces along with areas for recreation, play and sports while improving the site’s connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists, linking into the city’s sustainable transport links.

The Ecology Team have conducted a swathe of surveys at the site and have collaborated with the Landscape Design Team dealing with various Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) challenges.

Port Loop has already gained status through its commitment to modular housing, as featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, providing a modern and exciting urban development. Phases 11&12 aim to add to Port Loop’s recognised character, while also linking to nearby Ladywood and the sustainable transport links nearby.

CSA have worked closely with ECE Architecture and the client, Places for People, to create a scheme that delivers a range of housing and apartments within a green setting. A new, exciting landscape will complement the proposed architecture and work with the sites landscape assets, retaining as many established trees and valuable habitats as possible. A focus of sustainable transport links is at the heart of the design, with pedestrian and cycle routes passing through the site and connecting Port Loop to the wider city of Birmingham.