Millennium Point Development History
Occupying a 12 acre site between Curzon Street and Jennens Road, the striking development of Millenium Point focuses on understanding and using technology. It features four components.
- Think tank - the Birmingham Museum of Science and Discovery - a state of the art museum which offers interactive, multi-sensory exhibits exploring the influence of science and technology on the past, present and future. This replaced the Former Museum of Science and Industry on Newhall Street
- The Technology Innovation Centre - an international centre of excellence for technology research and courses, run in conjunction with Birmingham City University (BCU)
- University of the First Age - which offers new learning experiences for young people
- The Hub - the building's impressive all-weather public space over five floors, which houses the 'Giant Screen' cinema and cafes.
In addition to this, the conference suite provides facilities for business users, all within 10 minutes walk of the city centre's prime shopping areas. Millennium Point also forms part of the frontage to the new Eastside City Park and provides unique opportunities for occupiers and visitors alike.
In 2012 a Science Garden was opened alongside Eastside City Park, providing an interactive science experience for children
We lead the development through the compulsory purchase of parcels of former wasteland and derelict buildings, in order to provide the site for this important landmark. The building was opened in September 2001 and as intended, spearheaded the regeneration of the Eastside quarter of the city centre. Birmingham Metropolitan College and the Ormiston Academy have located nearby and BCU chose to develop a new city centre campus alongside.
The multi-million pound development was funded by contributions from the lottery grant, the European Regional Development Fund and the former Regional Development Agency, Advantage West Midlands, plus a commercial bank loan and sponsorship.
Last Updated : 30th January 2013