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Arena Central

Location: Birmingham
Client: Dandara Ltd
Sector: Shape
Scope: Regeneration

Define have worked closely with Hodder + Partners architects and Birmingham City Council to develop a successful design approach for the proposed development of 322 residential apartments and commercial uses at the ground floor on this prominent and sensitive site close to Birmingham’s City Centre.  Our instruction focused on the design of the public realm, which includes an enclosed urban plaza and residential ‘viewing’ gardens, inspired by the site’s position in the location of the City’s first cinema (Curzon Hall). Similarly, the site’s position at the head of the historic Old Wharf Canal have been revealed as part of a new ‘canal stitch’ that links the scheme proposals to the wider Arena Central scheme.