Background

Arena Central Developments Limited (ACDL) is a joint venture led by Miller Developments.

Miller Developments
Pro Vinci Asset Management

Originally acquired by Miller Developments, the 9.2 acre site was home to a number of derelict buildings, including the former Carlton Television studios.

With outline consent secured for the conversion of the site into a strategic mixed-use development, planning permission was granted in May 2012 for a new 250-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel.

Site clearance work began in 2013, with the demolition of the multi-storey car park on the corner of Holliday Street and Bridge Street for the new hotel, construction on which began in 2014 ready for occupancy in 2016.

New plans for the public realm were unveiled in May 2014 echoing “statement spaces” and landmark urban parks, with over 50 per cent given over to soft landscaping.

Planning consent was granted in 2014 for the first commercial office building of 140,804 sq ft, 1 Arena Central, with Arena Central Developments now seeking a suitable funding partner.

Detailed planning consent for 2 Arena Central was received from Birmingham City Council in 2015,  closely following the announcement that HSBC would forward-purchase the 210,000 sq ft building on a 250 year lease to act as the head office of its new ring-fenced bank serving personal and business customers.