Gravelly Hill is an area of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2 Spaghetti Junction
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Gravelly Hill is approximately 4 miles north-east of
centre. To the north-west is
Perry Barr and to the north-east are
Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.
Aston is to the west
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, 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
Stockland Green Ward from
Birmingham City Council
Coordinates: 52°30′46″N 01°51′07″W / 52.51278°N
1.85194°W / 52.51278; -1.85194
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