Curzon Gate (also known as Curzon Gateway) is a residential development located on the edge of Birmingham City Centre, England, on a prominent gateway site into the city centre. The land was formerly occupied by Castle Cement silos. The four acre (1.62 hectare) site is located in the Eastside area, which is currently witnessing a large-scale regeneration scheme. It is located next to Curzon Park and opposite Eastside Locks, both of which are developments. It is bounded by a railway viaduct to the south and a road junction on the A4540 road. It is separated from Curzon Park by the Digbeth Branch Canal.
The land receives its name from Curzon Street railway station and five underground railway tunnels are located directly underneath the site where they terminate. The extension and reuse of the tunnels had been proposed for railway expansion in Birmingham, however, the proposals did not develop. These railway tunnels terminated at the Digbeth Branch Canal however when the Castle Cement silos were constructed, the tunnels were filled in up to Lawley Middleway.
The developers are the Eastside Partnership and the agent are Drivers Jonas.
Through previous consideration of the application an agreement over the Section 106 issues between Birmingham City Council and the applicant was signed and completed on January 31, 2005. It provided for contributions on the overall site with overall site being defined as the Castle Cement site (which Curzon Gate will be situated on) and the Parcelforce site (which will be covered by Curzon Park).
Phase 1 topped out in January 2008. Phase 2 will consist of a 12 storey tower with 260 private dwellings. As well as this, there will be a two-storey car park with 210 parking spaces, including 13 for disabled drivers, a café on the ground floor of one of the towers, a gym, retail facilities and a public open space. Phase 2 is yet to begin construction.
Phase 1 takes its shape from the curve of the road junction. The block is of contemporary design with ivory-coloured stonework on the ground and first floor. The upper floors would have glazed curtain walling, powder coated windows, galvanised steel balconies and a standing seam roof. The 11 storey block is tall.
Phase 2 will have 120 two-bed flats (including seventeen duplex units), 99 one-bed flats (including seventeen duplex units) and 41 studio flats and 210 parking spaces and would be in a development of the following heights: