Patel Taylor and Allain Provost successfully emerged from two stages of an international competition as the winners of the commission to design Birmingham’s first new park for over a century. The site is a long and narrow, joining the city centre along the frontage of Millennium Point eastwards to the Digbeth canal and lies within the city’s Eastside regeneration precinct. The design follows our strategy of making a sequence of defined spaces with a logical yet pleasurable route between them, but with added layering of meaning as these work differently in the lengthwise or traverse directions. The park’s length lends itself to a continuous narrative, while across its shorter dimension it is more a moment of green in a journey through the city. Whether enjoyed as a sequence or individually, the spaces in the park make a variety of topographical, historical and formal connections to the city.