Westside, Birmingham

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The east entrance to the ICC, on Centenary Square, with the neon sculpture above.
Central Square with Two, Six, Seven and Five Brindleyplace

The Westside is a district of the city centre of Birmingham, England, which includes many new and planned buildings such as The Cube, Library of Birmingham and Regal Tower. A 2.15km long metro expansion, holding the distinction of being the country's only metro system to completely operate on battery, is also planned for this area. It is to be rolled out in two phases, by December 2019 and 2021 respectively.[1]

Areas in the Westside[edit]

Located within the Westside is Brindleyplace, consisting of the National Sealife Centre and Number 9 The Gallery. Adjacent to this is the International Convention Centre (ICC) and Symphony Hall. Other performance venues in the area are the National Indoor Arena (NIA) and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre ("The Rep"). Broad Street cuts through the area, as do numerous canals. The canal network in the area consists of features such as Old Turn Junction and Gas Street Basin.

Baskerville House has undergone a major renovation.

The Mailbox is an upmarket shopping centre and hotel adjacent to the canals and provides offices for the BBC. Many other media companies have offices in the Convention Quarter such as BRMB, Galaxy, Heart FM and ITV Carlton.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham Westside Metro Extension". Railway Technology. Retrieved 18 July 2020.

Coordinates: 52°28′42″N 1°54′43″W / 52.4784°N 1.9119°W / 52.4784; -1.9119