History

Acquired

2001

2001

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

February 2004

Miller (Arena Central) Limited form a 50:50 joint venture with Bridge Properties (Arena Central) Limited - who own other parts of the site - to create Arena Central Developments LLP (ACDL).

May 2012

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

Demolition

2013

2013

Site clearance work begins with the demolition of the multi-storey car park on the corner of Holliday Street and Bridge Street.

Forward

2014-15

2014

Construction of the Holiday Inn Express hotel begins.

2014

Planning consent is granted for the first commercial office building of 140,804 sq ft, 1 Arena Central (now 5 Centenary Square).

2015

HSBC UK forward purchases the 210,000 sq ft 2 Arena Central (now 1 Centenary Square) building on a 250 year lease to act as the head office of its new UK ring-fenced bank serving personal and business customers.

2015

Detailed planning consent for 2 Arena Central is received from Birmingham City Council.

Planning

2016

September

A planning application for the 240,782 sq ft, 13 storey 3 Arena Central is submitted to Birmingham City Council.

December

Detailed consent is approved for 3 Arena Central.

Opening

2017

April

The Holiday Inn Express hotel is opened to the public.

September

The UK Government commit to the full 3 Arena Central, securing the largest pre-let in Birmingham for over a decade. The building will house some 3,600 civil servants from a number of departments and will act as the Midlands regional hub for HMRC.

Autumn

Site clearance work begins on 3 Arena Central, with the building due to be completed in Spring 2020.

September

2 Arena Central renamed 1 Centenary Square by HSBC.

Recent

2019

March

Kier Property, the development division of Kier Group, secures the purchase of Arena Central.