close search

Edgbaston Canal Tunnel, Birmingham

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Edgbaston Canal Tunnel, Birmingham

Edgbaston Canal Tunnel, Birmingham

Intelligent Community Challenge By Intelligent Community Challenge

Replacement of ageing and inefficient canal towpath lighting in the extents of Edgbaston Canal Tunnel.

Birmingham Idea stage

This project is preparing for fundraising. Click Like to show your support, or Follow for updates on this project's journey.

The project aims to create a safe environment to encourage pedestrians (mainly students from nearby campus) and cyclists to make use of direct links to Birmingham City Centre.
The project extents provide an ideal opportunity to use LED lighting for both functional lighting of the canal towpath through the tunnel and architectural lighting to make the tunnel more inviting for general use. Could this situation benefit from a motion sensor lighting solution so that energy is only used when the tunnel is used?

What we'll deliver:

  • • Create an environment with lighting that could be applied to other tunnels and towpaths on Birmingham’s Canal Network
  • • Encourage increased use of the towpath and contribute to making route more attractive
  • • Reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability of the lighting in the tunnel
  • • Reduction in energy consumption associated with lighting the Edgbaston tunnel and tunnel towpath
  • • Replace old, damaged lighting units and replace existing cabling

Why it's a great idea:

The project is part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution project, which aims to embed cycling into the main transport offer and increase the proportion of cycle trips across the city from <2% to 5% by 2023 and 10% by 2033, through the development of a high quality city-wide cycle route network.

Steps to get it done:

  • The project is sponsored by Birmingham City Council and supported by the Canals and River Trust (CRT)

Students wishing to submit a design proposal for this project must register and download the detailed project brief here:

Location Birmingham

About the space

Custom Area


How will the money be spent?Total £

Other - £0 (100%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Total £

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer