GRAVELLY HILL is an area of
United Kingdom .
* 1 Location
* 2 Spaghetti Junction
* 3 Industry
* 4 Local government
* 5 External links
Gravelly Hill is approximately 4 miles north-east of
centre. To the north-west is
Perry Barr and to the north-east are
Stockland Green ,
Sutton Coldfield .
Aston is to the
Washwood Heath lies to the south. The housing in the area is
mostly Victorian and pre-war with some recent developments of modern
apartments. Housing in the area is popular with students (particularly
Aston University ) given its good transport links to
the main campus.
Gravelly Hill Interchange
Gravelly Hill Interchange , also known as Spaghetti Junction,
provides the intersection between the A38(M)
Aston Expressway from the
Birmingham to the
M6 motorway . The complex junction also
supports local roads joining the two motorways. The design of the
intersection was also made complex by the presence of two railway
lines including a high speed electrified railway and the existence of
three canals including a turning basin, and a river.
There are also a number of industrial units in variable condition.
One of them, Gravelly Industrial Park, is one of the city's largest
industrial estates. Companies with units in the park include Carlsberg
, which distributes to regional accounts and national depots.
Gravelly Hill railway station
Gravelly Hill railway station is part of the
Cross-City Line .
Gravelly Hill is part of the
Stockland Green ward of
Council . However it was previously a ward in its own right and also
formed part of the
Erdington Constituency . The previous ward was
occasionally won by the Conservatives , with the mother of current
Conservative Councillor for
Erdington Robert Alden, narrowly losing
the seat in 1976 elections. His father was parliamentary candidate in
1975-79 for the area, gaining one of the largest swings in the country
in 1979 .