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Galliford Try wins Arena Central office development

4 Aug 15 Galliford Try has won a £66m contract to deliver the first phase of the new Arena Central office development in central Birmingham.

2 Arena Central is designed by Ken Shuttleworth
2 Arena Central is designed by Ken Shuttleworth

Arena Central Developments Ltd (ACDL) is a joint venture between Miller Developments and Pro Vinci Asset Management. Originally acquired by Miller Developments, the 9.2-acre Arena Central site was home to a number of derelict buildings, including the former Carlton Television studios, an exhibition centre, leisure club and multi-storey car park.

It is to become the Birmingham headquarters of the HSBC bank.

Site clearance work began in 2013, with the demolition of the multi-storey car park on the corner of Holliday Street and Bridge Street for a new hotel, construction on which began in 2014, ready for occupancy in 2016.

Galliford Try’s £66m contract covers the construction of the 2 Arena Central building, which will include 210,000 sq ft of office space to accommodate more than 2,500 people, as well as landscaping and external public realm works to create a new 'urban meadow' and public square at Bank Court.

The Ken Shuttleworth-designed 2 Arena Central on Broad Street is situated between Alpha Tower and Municipal Bank and will be 28 storeys high.

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