Plans to complete Phase Two of Paradise Birmingham are being showcased as part of a major public consultation exercise before formal submission of detailed planning applications to Birmingham City Council in summer 2021.
The details include plans for two new buildings – a hotel at the south western corner of the development, overlooking Paradise Street and Suffolk Street Queensway, and an office building, Three Chamberlain Square, fronting Paradise Street – plus new public realm around the buildings, including Ratcliff Square and Western Terrace.
The new 17-storey hotel, which has been designed through a collaboration between hotel specialists ISA Architecture & Design and Paradise master-planners Glenn Howells Architects, will provide much needed high-quality boutique accommodation in the city centre. It will feature 152 bedrooms, a ground floor food and beverage offering, plus a sky bar with panoramic views across the city.
Three Chamberlain Square, the new 180,000 sq ft ten storey office building, has been designed by award winning Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) and will offer the highest standards in terms of workplace wellbeing, and some of the most sustainable commercial space ever brought forward in the regions.
The new public realm is being designed by Grant Associates landscape architects who designed the public realm in Phase One, including Chamberlain Square. The new public realm in Phase Two includes Ratcliff Passage, between the Town Hall and Three Chamberlain Square, which will become the new home of statues of James Watt and Joseph Priestley and provide a new tree-lined route to the Town Hall tram stop.
Ratcliff Square lies between Three Chamberlain Square and the hotel, and Western Terrace will lead down to the refurbished Easy Row walkway and through to Arena Central and Broad Street. These new public spaces continue the success of the recently completed Chamberlain Square.
The public consultation exercise will take place online from 7 to 30 July through the Paradise website, www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/phase-two/
Phase One of Paradise, which completed earlier this year, includes the first two buildings, One Chamberlain Square and Two Chamberlain Square, as well as new public realm across the estate, including Chamberlain Square itself.
In April of this year Birmingham City Council also awarded planning permission for the 49-storey, 155 metre tall Octagon residential building at the northern edge of Paradise that will bring 370 high quality new homes to the city centre.