The New Birmingham c. 1964
|Colmore Circus/Bull Street
Grey's was yet another department store. The proposal, here, was
for an extension to the store and and for a goods delivery tunnel
running under Colmore Row to Snow Hill Station. It's hard to say
if the tunnel went ahead, but aerial pictures of the site suggest the
extension did not. In 2014, the site was occupied by the Colmore Gate
block, opened in 1992.
The site of Project 40 is shown by the
red square with the dotted lines showing the proposed tunnel to Snow
Hill, c. 1966.
Grey's department store can be seen to the left of the square.
Picture from the Geoff
Colmore Gate block as seen from Colmore Row, June 2014
Colmore Gate, Bull Street, built on the site of Grey's, June 2014