The city centre has been transformed in recent years by a number of private and public sector regeneration projects including the award-winning Brindleyplace mixed use scheme, the internationally renowned Bullring Shopping Centre and the newly refurbished Mailbox, the UK’s largest mixed use building.
Within recent years Birmingham has been the centre of all things business related. With a 16.3% growth rate since 2009 Birmingham is one of the fastest growing core city economies in the UK.
With international links at its disposal it is no surprise that between 2010 and 2014 Birmingham saw an increase of more than 200,000 (28%) in the number of international visits – the highest by some margin of all the major cities.
As well as being the core of business within the UK, Birmingham was also ranked as having the highest quality of life of any UK city outside of London in 2014, and ranked 52nd place in the world as the best city to live in.
Birmingham is now one of the fastest growing cities. During 2004 and 2014 Birmingham’s population increased by nearly 100,000 – well ahead of its nearest rival. Birmingham is also the youngest major city in Europe and has seen the fastest growth in numbers of under 25’s of any UK city outside of London.
New Street Station
£600m redevelopment project including Grand Central, a new shopping centre anchored by a flagship 250,000 Sq Ft John Lewis store, one of the largest outside of London.
The Library of Birmingham
£190m project which was completed in September 2013 providing the UK’s largest library.
£130m project to extend the city’s Metro network from Snow Hill to New Street Station and then on to Centenary Square, adjacent to Paradise Circus.
Birmingham City University
£150m project to create a new campus in Eastside with the first phase having been completed in 2013.
£125m runway extension, widening the airport’s reach to China, India and the west coast of the United States.
High Speed 2 rail link will improve connectivity between London and Birmingham, anticipated to reduce journey times to around 49 minutes.
Paradise Chamberlain One
172,000 Sq Ft - to be Completed Q2 2018
Paradise Chamberlain Two
184,000 Sq Ft - to be Completed Q1 2019
100,000 Sq Ft - available now
HSBC HQ Arena 2
212,000 Sq Ft - to be Completed Q2 2017
up to 1 million sq ft OF DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
TO BE completed summer 2017