As part of the Broad Street redevelopment area strategy 1984-87, parcels of land owned by different bodies were brought together by Birmingham City Council to allow the complete development of a major area of under-used land in the city centre.
The 17 acre site is currently the UKs largest mixed use scheme. Work started in 1993 and most of the site has now been developed. Completion of the final phase is expected at the end of 2004 and will be the new Regional Headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, together with a foodstore on the frontage to Broad Street and other units for retail, restaurant and bar uses.
Brindley Place includes new office accommodation, 143 canal side apartments and town houses, a branch of the National Sea Life Centre, a new theatre, hotel, modern art gallery and a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and cafes in a canal side setting immediately adjacent to the International Convention Centre. The value of this major development is 50 million.
Office tenants include BT, Lloyds TSB, Regus, GVA Grimley, Royal Mail, Deloitte & Touche, Vodafone, F.W. Pharma Systems and Michael Page International.
Bars and restaurants include Le Petit Blanc, Thai Edge, Bank, Pitcher and Piano, All Bar One, Pizza Express, Baguette du Monde, Costa Coffee, Cafe Rouge.