West Midlands Combined Authority


Node were commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority to work alongside Associated Architects on the landscape design for a new plaza and public realm for the improved University Station at the University of Birmingham. This exciting scheme will create a much improved interface with the University and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, that is also sympathetic to the site’s Roman heritage. The landscape design and interpretation will help to explain the historical narrative of the site and provide fresh insights for people to experience.


The design includes a multimodal hub, with the provision for a bus interchange, pedestrian and cycle routes, together with a car parking area. Legibility and pedestrian connectivity will be prioritised and the central plaza will be a flexible space to cater for formal or informal events and gathering.

Our design will create a vastly enhanced arrival space for the University of Birmingham and for the Queen Elizabeth hospital, benefitting a significant population.