King Kong in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

King Kong is a Birmingham legend and with the help of developers Cordia Blackswan, King Kong has been brought back to Birmingham.  

Heralded by Birmingham-based property developer Cordia Blackswan, the company have worked closely alongside Nicholas Monro (the original sculptor) and family, particularly his son, Joe and his daughter, Maude, to bring a new and improved King Kong back to the city in a pop-up park – King Kong Park at Great Hampton Row.

A 7m tall King Kong sculpture, created by Gloucestershire-based RoboCarv, now forms the centrepiece of the park.

Aesthetically identical to the original sculpture, Cordia Blackswan worked closely with original artist Nicholas Monro and his family to bring a bigger, and structurally sound King Kong back to life to return a piece of history to the city that will stand the test of time.



Located on Great Hampton Row in the Jewellery Quarter, the park is easily accessible from the city centre with great transport links.


About Great Hampton Street and Cordia Blackswan

With nine developments located along Great Hampton Street, Cordia Blackswan has a masterplan to transform the key gateway route into the city, which has suffered significant under-investment in recent years. Their developments offer a mix of uses, including build-to-rent and Birmingham’s first shared living scheme.

Marcus Hawley, Managing Director at Cordia Blackswan, said: “Birmingham holds a very special place for us as a developer and we are committed to supporting the city in realising its ambitions to be a world-class destination.

“For those of us that remember the original Kong, it’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first visit to the city. While it’s an honour to bring a piece of Birmingham’s history back to life, we hope people will ‘go ape’ over the park we’re creating, bringing the community spirit back to Great Hampton Row.


Project dates

23 Jun 2022 - On-going


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