This confirms the information in my previous article of 24 October. At that time some doubt was expressed as to whether the site works would be completed in time for the 1 November closure.
In an email today to us (the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum), the Council run Birmingham Connected stated:
Access for pedestrians and cyclists travelling through the Paradise redevelopment site will change from this Sunday, 1 November 2015.
Paradise Forum, beneath the old library, will be closed and access between Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square/Broad Street will be via Fletchers Walk, under the Conservatoire. A new lift is in place on Easy Row for those who are unable to use the steps to access the bridge between Paradise Forum and Centenary Square.
More information, including a map, is available via http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected.
This diversion supports the next phase of the £500 million Paradise programme which involves the demolition of existing buildings.
Below is a photo trail of the new route, taken a week ago.
Below that please see the comments.
1. View a larger version of a single image in a separate page – Right Click on the image then Left Click on “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window”.
2. Display an enlarged gallery – Left Click on an image – use the large side arrows to move between images – Left Click outside an image or press ESC to close the enlarged gallery.