Arena Central

Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 2:15pm
Project Type: 
Major Project
Client Name: 
Miller Developments
Project Date: 
December 2015


arena centralFronting Broad Street and adjacent to Centenary Square and new Birmingham Library, the 9.2 acre Arena Central site is set to  deliver 1.2 million sq ft of mixed-use development, including a landmark office led mixed use scheme designed by MAKE Architects for HSBC, set within a brand new landscaped public realm.

In total, 860,000 sq ft of development Grade A office accommodation, over 200,000 sq ft of residential units, 2,500 car parking spaces and more than 1.2 m sq ft of retail/leisure units are to be constructed, along with a 210-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel, currently under construction by John Sisk & Son.

Galliford Try West Midlands and South West were selected to deliver the 210,000 sq ft, ‘2 Arena Central’ for HSBC, together with over £10m of innovative public realm, designed by acclaimed landscape architectural practice Gillespies, comprising over 50 per cent soft landscaping to create an ‘urban meadow’ running from the north to the south of the site. The works will also include the creation of Bank Court, a new public courtyard behind 301 Broad Street and extensive new landscaping around Alpha Tower.

Acivico (Building Consultancy) Ltd is delighted to have been appointed to deliver building regulation services on both the Holiday Inn Express and ‘2 Arena Central’ and to have the opportunity to continue its long-established working relationship with both contractors’.

Acivico’s highly skilled professional team delivery team led by Richard Cymler , Commercial Account Manager and project managed by Steve Elliott, Principal Client Consultant and Keith McBride, Senior Commercial Account Surveyor, have  a wealth of experience and proven track-record of delivering large City Centre mixed use retail/residential developments for a wide range of industry leading clients.

Acivico prides itself in offering nationally recognised benchmark services in terms of quality and cost, delivered by our dedicated team of professionally qualified commercial building regulation consultants with many years’ experience in building control. Technical excellence is at the core of our business, backed by a comprehensive programme of ongoing professional development.

In partnership with Arena Central Developments Limited (ACDL), a joint venture between Miller Developments and Pro Vinci Asset Management, Acivico (Building Consultancy) Ltd aims to create a successful blueprint for the current and future development of Arena Central to achieve ACDL’s’ objective of creating the leading mixed-use destination in Birmingham.