Centenary Square occupies a strategic position within the city of Birmingham and acts as a transitional space between the city core and the Westside and Ladywood districts. It plays an important civic role within the city and is home to a number of cultural institutions including the Library of Birmingham, The Repertory Theatre and the International Convention Centre.

Westside and the Ladywood residential area, are diverse and vibrant parts of the city and provide a hub for shopping, nightlife and entertainment activities as well as workplaces.

Centenary Square is one of a number of interlinked public spaces that extend from the city centre including Chamberlain, Victoria and Cathedral Squares to the east and City Centre Gardens and Brindley Place Square to the west. Consequently, it is an important hub for pedestrians and cyclists moving from the city centre to the network of streets and canal towpaths to the west.

The Square sits at the junction of two major traffic routes: Paradise Circus Queensway and Broad Street. The section of Broad Street adjacent to Centenary Square provides an important stopping point for a number of bus routes and will provide a terminus for the future extension of the Midland Metro tram system.

This project is a major refurbishment of Centenary Square, Birmingham. The works to Centenary Square will generally include:

Installation of new hard-landscaped surface and provision of areas of soft-landscaping including low level planting and trees.

Changing site levels and associated drainage

Works adjacent to the existing listed buildings including the Hall of Memory and Baskerville House including the formation of ramps to improve general access.

Provision of a large water feature, including a reflecting pool and fountains and associated subterranean plant room

Erection of 43nr 25m high lighting columns and associated lighting infra-structure

Provision of street furniture

Relocation of existing public works of art

Full site tour of our Centenary Square project led by our Project Manager, there will also be a viewing platform erected above site to look into the project.

Address Centenary Square
B1 2AE
B1 2AE
Parking available no
Length of Visit 40 Minutes
Maximum Group Size 12
Register by March 19, 2018
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes


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