Icknield Port Loop

Icknield Port Loop is a large scale development opportunity for a residential led mixed use scheme. It occupies a strategically significant location directly to the west of the city centre and has the capacity to deliver around 1,200 homes, with a mix of commercial, leisure, education and community uses. 

A masterplan is in the process of being prepared to guide the transformation of the wider area into an exemplar sustainable neighbourhood.

The 27 hectare site offers a distinctive development opportunity with canal and reservoir frontages providing the backdrop for high quality residential development.

Arena Central
Arena Central

Arena Central

Arena Central Developments is a joint venture between Miller Developments and Bridgehouse Capital, established to bring forward the redevelopment of the 9.2 acre Arena Central site in Birmingham city centre.

Located in Birmingham’s enterprise zone and bordered by Broad Street, Suffolk Street Queensway, Bridge Street and Holliday Street, Arena Central is one of the city’s most strategically located sites.

Having completed demolition of a redundant multi-storey car park, activity is now gathering pace, with a reserved matters planning application set to be submitted in the first half of 2014 for the development of the public realm and the first office building of 100,000 sq ft fronting onto Broad Street.

This will be followed by clearance of the remainder of the site later in the year along with a planned start on site of both the public realm and first office building, with practical completion expected in early January 2016.

Supported by the extension to the Midland Metro along Broad Street expected to be completed in 2017 and tying in with the planned refurbishment of Centenary Square, Arena Central is well-placed to capitalise on its accessible city centre location.

An artist's impression of the new hotel planned for the Paradise Circus scheme in Birmingham
An artist's impression of the new hotel planned for the Paradise Circus scheme in Birmingham

Paradise Circus

Developer Argent’s work at Paradise Circus is set to play a leading part in Birmingham’s continued renaissance.

Covering 17 acres of land in the heart of the city centre between Centenary Square and Chamberlain Square, the dramatic transformation of Paradise Circus will provide an exciting, mixed use development of offices, shops, leisure and cultural facilities together with civic amenities, a hotel and new public spaces.

Comprising a total of up to 1.7 million sq ft of contemporary office space, 70,000 sq ft of retail and up to

50,000 sq ft of leisure uses, Paradise Circus will create a greatly enhanced setting for the city’s listed

historic buildings, improve access to other parts of the city and create up to 12,000 new jobs.

A £61 million investment for site preparation and infrastructure by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and Birmingham City Council has been approved with work due to start at the end of 2014. 

The first phase will include a revised road layout, substantial new public realm and two new office buildings providing over 250,000 sq ft of Grade A office space.

* GVA is involved in some of the region’s most significant projects including Paradise Circus, Arena Central, Longbridge in Birmingham and Friargate in Coventry.

Originally founded in Birmingham in 1820, the firm now has a team of more than 370 directors and staff.