Many residents of Birmingham City Centre live in flats following more than two decades of encouraging revitalisation and occupation of the area. Many of the flat developments replaced derelict historical industrial buildings and brought new life to the city.
But questions about fire security have arisen following the disaster at the Grenfell residential tower in London. Continue reading
The Strictly Come Dancing event at the Arena Birmingham takes place Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January.
This will involve major traffic volumes for those attending the event which could cause serious local traffic problems in the roads surrounding the Arena and for city bus journeys. Continue reading
After many months of delay caused by the collapse of Carillion, Accountancy firm Price Waterhouse Cooper has taken handover of the first building to be completed in the redesigned, demolished and rebuilt Paradise area of central Birmingham.
Left, from Centenary Square. One Chamberlain Square has some visual impact.
Funding has been made available to carry out some improvements to St Thomas Peace Gardens on the corner of Holloway Head and Granville Street B1 1SB.
The Council would like the views of the wider community on the current proposals. Continue reading
The Metro Extension from Stephenson Street (outside New Street Station) to Centenary Square is now starting to look like a tram route rather than street utility works.
Discover how much track has now been laid. Continue reading
Pedestrian diversions will be in place from Sunday 28 July until Monday 28 October between Victoria Sq and Centenary Sq. Signage will be in place along Centenary Way and Edmund Street. View maps and more detail here also @ParadiseBham
The Westside BID (Business Improvement District) passes on this report on progress and finish dates.
In this article, retired Doctor Ted Hiscock pens his frustrations at failing to influence the powers that be to conserve our local heritage – an essential part of the character of Birmingham and surroundings towns and villages.
News of the £1.5 billion redevelopment of the old Smithfield wholesale market site.
View this new post on Leader of Birmingham website. Continue reading
In case you missed this article on Birmingham Live, read on – its well worth a look.
Bad weather has held up progress on the cosmetic changes and enforcement of the bus lane in Sheepcote Street.
Sheepcote Street is a problem route at the moment as car drivers to/from the West have been deprived of Broad Street to get to/from the city.
Soon the recent creation of a southbound bus lane will be enforced and force drivers to divert around the ring road. Continue reading
Artist’s Impression. By kind permission of Paradise Circus Limited Partnership
Oh Dear! Birmingham City Centre’s main, radical redevelopment has run into financial trouble. Continue reading
Find out more about the second building under construction in Paradise.
Click here to view the announcements by the developers and take a 360° video view from 2 Chamberlain Square.
“Paddle and a Pint” events and “Roundhouse and Coffin Works” tours organised through the Roundhouse, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham… Continue reading
Find out much about the second building under construction in Paradise.
Click here to view the announcement by the developers.
Click for larger view
Its amateur status, let’s you get involved with a vast variety of volunteer activities and hence meeting other people like yourself with common interests.
The performances presented on stage are varied and involve amateurs as well as professionals, all with low ticket prices and high entertainment value . Continue reading
The really wonderful and revered Peace Gardens in Edgbaston are having to be used by rough sleepers as a toilet..
What can be done about it?
The walkway was completed over Friday night and opened early on Saturday 11 November as planned. Continue reading
From Sunday, 12 November, Broad Street buses will return to their usual route along Broad Street/Centenary Square in both directions.
Birmingham Connected has made public some key dates for changes around the Paradise Development in the next 5 weeks.
The announcements of new building development bordering Centenary Square continue to grow in number, by the day. Alongside, Broad Street- the city centre entertainment hub and route from the west – is having to shoulder the construction.
The reconstruction of Centenary Square is also a key element.
How fast is the redevelopment of the square progressing and what effect is this having? Continue reading
The National Trust and Canal & River Trust are working in partnership to restore the Roundhouse at the north end of Sheepcote Street and make great use of this historic and architecturally outstanding building.
The developers of the revamped Centenary Square have published their first newsletter about the project.
Does this answer our hopes and questions about the disruption to our main square?
Paradise Development – Construction firm BAM, perhaps best known in Birmingham for the recent transformation of the NIA to become the Barclaycard Arena, has been chosen to construct 2 Chamberlain Square. Continue reading
The future development of the Metro tram system is organised differently from the Snow Hill to Grand Central one which opened on 30 May 2016. Further extensions to the existing network will be of great benefit to West Midlands folk and visitors and should encourage new business investment in the region. Continue reading
A new commercial office development is planned for central Birmingham and the public’s thoughts on the first phase are sought. Continue reading
The Brasshouse Language Centre has moved from a rather run down building just off Broad Street and has taken over the entire first floor of the Library of Birmingham. Continue reading
The constructors partnership of Paradise in central Birmingham has released a video taken by an on-board camera on a drone. Continue reading
What is MIPIM? Read on to find out and how the City of Birmingham is involved.
The area currently occupied by the wholesale markets is the subject of plans to create an exciting multi-faceted public place in central Birmingham. Continue reading
Unfortunately, closure is planned of this essential service which provides the means of accessing mobility equipment to West Midlands residents. Continue reading
Substantial funding has been given to the restoration of the Grand by local investment organisations. This will enable the hotel refurbishment to proceed following the nearing completion of the restoration of the external facades in Colmore Row and Church Street. Continue reading
From today (Sunday 15 November) the carriageway under the old library is closed and permanently so.
Birmingham Connected has today confirmed that the pedestrian passageway through the old library will indeed be closed starting from Sunday.
At last the revamp of the prestige shopping centre has opened to the public. Continue reading
Birmingham Connected has issued a leaflet showing major road and pedestrian route changes starting on 18 October. Continue reading
The Grand Hotel building will be showing off its restored façades in time for Christmas. Continue reading
At 10am sharp the upward escalators were opened and the waiting crowd rose to the magnificent shopping and eating experience that is Grand Central. Continue reading