Birmingham, England. Following the Big City Plan of February 2008, Highgate is now a district of Birmingham City Centre. This area is regarded as the site of the original Anglo-Saxon settlement which gave the city of Birmingham its name.
Highgate’s most distinctive building is probably Birmingham Central Mosque. The area mainly consists of commercial premises and modern council-owned residential properties. There are some older buildings such as Stratford House (Birmingham) and the Church of St. Alban the Martyr, both of which are detailed below. There are also some large Victorian houses opposite Highgate Park.
Highgate is also home to the Birmingham Sports Centre and Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, both of which are being redeveloped. Birmingham Sports Centre is to be demolished and a new Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College is being constructed at Haden Circus.
Local amenities include an array of small shops, around Gooch Street.