Arena Central Developments Ltd (ACDL), a joint venture led by Miller Developments, has submitted plans for the 14-storey office block, 3 Arena Central, at the centre of the 9.2 acre development site.
3 Arena Central has been designed by architect Make Architects with the exterior of the building clad in a geometric pattern of hexagonal metallic panels.
The Arena Central development is next to Centenary Square and the Library of Birmingham and fronting Broad Street. Altogether, there is outline consent for more than a million square feet of commercial space, including the 135,000 sq ft 1 Arena Central and 210,000 sq ft 2 Arena Central, which will be the new headquarters of HSBC’s banking division on completion in 2017.
ACDL said that “with the right occupier interest” 3 Arena Central could be delivered by the first quarter of 2019.
Make Architects founder partner Ken Shuttleworth said: “As a Birmingham native, I’m delighted that Make is able to contribute in such a big way to the emerging Arena Central masterplan. 3 Arena Central, Make’s third office building in the masterplan which we also designed, is at the forefront of placemaking and will be a new destination at the heart of Arena Central.”