The Colmore Square area in Birmingham city centre has undergone a revamp.
A variety of enhancement work has been carried out at the site between Colmore Row and Steelhouse Lane including new landscaping, planting, lighting and benches alongside a chess garden with two stone tables and chessboards
Colmore Business District (CBD) said the scheme was the first area enhancement civil engineering project to be undertaken solely by a business improvement district (BID) in Birmingham.
It is also CBD's third public realm enhancement project, following the delivery of Church Street Square and the Livery Street wall and precedes a number of planned improvement projects in Cornwall Street, Newhall Street and Snow Hill Station square.
Vice-chairman of CBD Rob Valentine said: "The delivery of Colmore Square shows the strength a BID can have within the city to drive forward permanent improvements to make Birmingham a more attractive place in which to do business.
"We are committed to investing in our open spaces and helping to create a more walkable, sustainable and high quality city centre.
"Led and steered by our projects manager Mike Mounfield, and supported by Mace, we are pleased the project was delivered within the proposed works timeframe.
"Having created a great public space within the city centre, we look forward to holding community events in the square, including a chess tournament in the summer."
The Colmore Square project was designed by Capita's land planning team, construction work was by Landscape Group while Mace was project manager.