Paradise Birmingham and one of its construction contractors, BAM, is supporting Ladywood Community Project by building a Christmas grotto in advance of the Yuletide period.
Employees and students on placement with BAM spent several days in last week’s July sunshine building a Christmas grotto at Ladywood Community Project on Vincent Street West. 

The grotto will entertain local children throughout December and provide a special Santa experience for the whole community year after year.
Built by construction experts from BAM, the company currently finishing the first two buildings at Paradise Birmingham, the grotto sits on castors to make it easily moveable, and can fold down when required for storage. 

BAM spokesperson, Toni Forbes, said: ‘Being part of the local community is an essential part of how we work, so building a Christmas grotto is a logical way for us to give something back to a community very close to the Paradise development. All of our staff and students involved are really positive about what they’ve achieved together and proud of their handiwork.’

Caroline Rudge, project director at Argent – Development Managers of Paradise Birmingham, added: ‘By working together with our construction partner BAM, we are making a difference for local children in and around Ladywood. 

‘This is one of the nearest neighbourhoods to Paradise so we’re thrilled to have been able to help out Ladywood Community Project and provide them with something they can use year after year. It may still be five months until Christmas, but at least this way Ladywood will be set for an even more enjoyable festive season than usual.’
Paradise Birmingham is a £700 million mixed use development in the heart of the city and sits in the country’s largest city centre Enterprise Zone. It has already benefited from investment by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) in enabling and infrastructure.

With work to renew the public spaces and to complete the first two buildings at Paradise well underway, Birmingham’s premier commercial development will eventually be home to 1.8 million sq ft of business, leisure and retail space across 17 acres in the very heart of the city centre.

A website showcasing the vision for Paradise, in addition to a live timelapse camera, can be viewed here.