Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Ian Ward said: “The exciting Paradise transformation is the perfect symbol of Birmingham's growing ambition and confidence. Big things are happening in this city and our regeneration is really gathering pace. The Paradise development further enhances Birmingham's reputation as a leading business destination. We're creating jobs and opportunities, and as our skyline changes, so do the prospects for our young and growing population.”
Designed by Birmingham-based Glenn Howells Architects, Two Chamberlain Square is an eight storey building bringing a landmark addition to Birmingham's historical core. Large open floorplates of approximately 24,000 sq ft make up the upper floors complemented by 16,000 sq ft of retail space at ground level with access to both Chamberlain Square and Centenary Way. It will also feature a panoramic terrace on the sixth floor giving stunning views across to the Grade II listed Museum & Art Gallery and Council House and the Grade I listed Town Hall.
At 1.8 million square feet, Paradise will deliver up to ten new flagship buildings, offering offices, shops, bars, cafés, restaurants and a four star hotel across 17 acres in the heart of Birmingham.
The Paradise redevelopment is being brought forward through Paradise Circus Limited Partnership (PCLP), a private-public joint venture with Birmingham City Council. The private sector funding is being managed by Hermes Investment Management which has partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the first phase of the development. Argent is the development manager.
Paradise sits in the country’s largest city centre Enterprise Zone and has already benefited from investment by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) in enabling and infrastructure works.
A website showcasing the vision for Paradise, in addition to a live time-lapse camera, can be viewed at www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk