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One Centenary Way awarded planning

March 2, 2018

We are delighted that our project One Centenary Way has been granted planning by Birmingham City Council. The 280,000 sq ft project is a new 13-storey landmark building for the city and marks the latest stage of development at Paradise Birmingham.

One Centenary Way incorporates three-metre wide horizontal windows, encased within an exposed darker structural steel façade. The building will overlook the redesigned Centenary Square and will open out onto Centenary Way, the pedestrian boulevard linking Victoria, Chamberlain and Centenary Squares, offering large office floorplates of 22,500 sq ft and space for shops and restaurants at ground level.

One Centenary Way will be the first building developed as part of Phase Two of Paradise Birmingham and initial construction of the building is expected to start later this year. This next phase will also deliver a further office building, Three Chamberlain Square, along with a new 250-bedroom 4-star hotel.

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets at Hermes Investment Management, said: “Paradise Birmingham is already changing the face of the city and is fast becoming the premier commercial address. After the excellent progress made on the first two buildings, we are now looking ahead to Paradise Birmingham’s future. This next phase incorporates an outstanding building to front Centenary Square. The scheme represents an effective place making approach delivering a vibrant new destination at the very heart of Birmingham. One Centenary Way will, I am sure, become a noted city landmark and a gateway to the whole development.”

Rob Groves, Regional Director at Argent, commented: “By working closely with Glenn Howells Architects and the wider professional delivery team, the innovative design solution for One Centenary Way has resulted in a striking, structural led building that makes a strong architectural statement. To maintain the momentum we have established through the development of the first two Paradise Birmingham buildings, we will be starting the site enabling works for One Centenary Way next month which will include further demolition and ground preparations. The building’s planned construction start will be later this year with completion during 2022.”

At 1.8 million square feet, Paradise Birmingham will deliver up to ten new flagship buildings, offering offices, shops, bars, cafés, restaurants and a four star hotel across 17 acres.