Site Location

Arena Central overlooks Centenary Square, one of the city’s key public spaces and home to the Library of Birmingham.

  1. Brindleyplace
  2. ICC
  3. Centenary Square
  4. Rep Theatre
  5. Library of 
Birmingham
  6. Paradise
  7. Birmingham
 Museum & Art 
Gallery
  8. Jewellery Quarter
  9. Snow Hill Station
  10. Colmore Row
  11. Council House
  12. Victoria Square
  13. Alpha
  14. Future Site Of Hs2
  15. Bullring
  16. New Street Station
/Grand Central
  17. John Lewis
  18. Mailbox
  19. Axis Square
  20. Crowne Plaza
  21. Hyatt Regency
  22. The Cube

Arena Central overlooks Centenary Square, one of the city’s key public spaces and home to the Library of Birmingham.

Funding totalling £8 million has been secured for a comprehensive redesign and enhancement of the space, which is currently underway.

The site’s location on Centenary Square provides access to a number of the city’s key bus routes and the A38 which connects to the UK’s national motorway network. Arena Central is situated adjacent to a future stop on the Midland Metro extension, due to be completed in early 2019.

The central location puts Birmingham’s three main railway stations – Moor Street, Snow Hill and New Street – within easy walking distance, with connections available to Birmingham Airport which offers direct flights to over 143 international destinations.

Design concept of public square
Public walkthrough the main entrance

The central location puts Birmingham’s three main railway stations – Moor Street, Snow Hill and New Street – within easy walking distance, with connections available to Birmingham Airport which offers direct flights to over 143 international destinations.

Metro tram passing a building
Public walking down a high street

Arena Central occupies a key strategic location, linking the city’s Westside to the Colmore Business District, Birmingham’s traditional core, which is just 10 minutes’ walk away and home to a range of blue chip and professional services organisations.

Many of Birmingham’s key retail and leisure amenities – such as the Bullring and Mailbox – are within a short walking radius of the site, as is the Grand Central development above New Street station, anchored by a 250,000 sq ft John Lewis department store.

A building near a main road