This is the view that will greet you from the Library of Birmingham in the future after a third building for the Arena Central development was unveiled.

A nine-floor office building has been revealed for the site, next to the future headquarters of HSBC , at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes.

The image also shows a glimpse into the future of Centenary Square, which is to undergo an £8 million transformation .

It has been designed by Make Architects, the company behind prominent Birmingham buildings like The Cube, and will reach 10 stories high.

The building will open onto Bank Court, a new landscaped public area at the end of Broad Street, with space for a prominent shop or restaurant on the ground floor.

The building, 3 Arena Central, will also have a basement car park with 66 car spaces, shower facilities and more for cycles.

Plans to transform Centenary Square

Arena Central is being delivered by ACDL, a joint venture between Miller Developments and Pro Vinci Asset Management.

Jonathan Wallis, Arena Central Developments, said the search was now on for funding.

He said: “Coupled with the proposed reinvigoration of public spaces like Centenary Square, this makes Arena Central one of the very best located, most well positioned and deliverable commercial schemes in both Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.

“Funding is currently being sought to develop 3 Arena Central on a speculative basis and we will be submitting a detailed planning application for the development shortly.”

3 Arena Central will offer 182,181 sq ft of new space.

A look around the library

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It is the latest phase of the wider 9.2 acre Arena Central scheme.

Work is already underway on the delivery of the 210,000 sq ft 2 Arena Central, which was forward purchased by HSBC in 2015 for the head office of HSBC UK, set to kick off in 2018.

Demolition and site clearance of the rest of the site is already underway in preparation for the delivery of the brand new, £10 million public realm which will feature over 50 per cent soft landscaping, creating a unique environment in the heart of the city.