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£450m Birmingham development approved

21 Dec 12 Birmingham City Council has approved plans for a £450m transformation of the city’s Paradise Circus site.

How it look
How it look

Property developer Argent wants to develop 17 acres of land between Centenary Square and Chamberlain Square to provide new offices, shops, leisure and cultural facilities, civic amenities and a hotel.

In total, the development will comprise a gross internal area of some 1.8 million sq ft in ten new buildings, making it one of the UK’s largest city centre planning applications approved this year.

Leading the Paradise Circus team is Argent’s senior project director Rob Groves, who said: “The redevelopment of Paradise Circus has the potential to make the most significant impact on the city centre for a generation.  The site’s combined qualities of its central location and historic landmarks creates an unrivalled opportunity to create a sustainable, first class environment that will transform this key part of Birmingham city centre.

“Receiving the unanimous support of the City’s Planning Committee is a fantastic start to the scheme and a reflection of the significant commitment made by the whole Paradise team to deliver this complex application. We believe that we are now in a position to build on this momentum and will continue to move forward with the detailed design process to bring the development to life.” 

Paradise Circus is now expected to be the first development to move forward within Birmingham’s new Enterprise Zone.  

The team of consultants working on the proposals includes: Drivers Jonas Deloitte; Glenn Howells Architects; Peter Brett Associates; Arup; Faithful & Gould; Alan Baxter Associates; The Environmental Dimension Partnership; and Townshend Landscape Architects.


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