An Arena Central Development gets Planning Permission

Holiday Inn Express in Arena Central

Holiday Inn Express on the left – Crown Plaza on the right seen from Holiday Street
Reproduced from planning Application

At last the Arena Central site opposite the new Library might be given a kick-start!

Plans for a 210 bedroom Hotel complex submitted by company Centre Island Birmingham have been given planning permission. The planning Committee Meeting on Thursday 17 May passed the application with the usual precautionary conditions.

The 14 story building will house a health club and spa at ground level with a Holiday Inn Express hotel above. The new hotel will be linked via an atrium to the existing Crown Plaza hotel which the company owns. Development could start in the middle of 2013 with the hotel opening at the start of 2015.

The building is essentially situated in Holiday Street and will not involve demolition of the other buildings on the Arena Central site.

This will be just one of the new buildings in the Arena Central Complex, development of which stalled 3 years ago, due to changing requirements in the real estate market. Other developments planned for the site will be a public square, and office buildings including the proposed V building of 51 storeys.

Centre Island Birmingham will own the whole site and hence this first redevelopment may well kick-start the rest of the development site.

The planning application is 2012/01429/PA.

Geoff Caine

2 thoughts on “An Arena Central Development gets Planning Permission

  1. Philip Dickinson

    This is a worthy proposal for this site. The bigger abd the more audacious, the better. What happened to the V Building and what is happening to the Beorma tower at the top of Digbeth and the Ballymore 5 Star hotel in Snow Hill. So many projects are trumpeted and so few come to fruition.

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