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The International Convention Centre (The ICC Birmingham) - A City Gem!

The ICC, designed by Percy Thomas, is the city's major conference venue and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 1991. Located between Centenary Square and the Canalside.

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Introducing Holiday Inn Express (Arena Central), Birmingham, UK - City architecture

This 250-bed Holiday Inn Express Hotel opened on the Arena Central site in 2017. This is the world famous TETRIS building. Next door to Crowne Plaza an ex Holiday Inn.

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Utilita Arena Birmingham - Great architecture

Utilita Arena Birmingham, previously known as Arena Birmingham, is host to many large sports events and concerts with a capacity of 15,800. Arena Birmingham opened in 1991.

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Midland Metro - Westside extension from Centenary Square to Hagley Road, Edgbaston

The Westside Metro extension from Centenary Square, along Broad Street to the Hagley Road terminus outside Morrisons. Built from 2019 to 2022. It could open ETA June 2022.

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Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

The Symphony Hall was opened in Centenary Square in 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The foyer was rebuilt between 2019-21. 
 

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The IKON Gallery - A Birmingham Gem!

The IKON Art Gallery is an international acclaimed contemporary art venue located in the wonderful Oozells Square, Birmingham. The Gallery is in a Grade II listed building.

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Alpha Tower, Arena Central, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

Alpha Tower is a Grade II listed office building and according to English Heritage “.... is one of the most aesthetically successful office buildings in Birmingham ...".

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The Exchange (former Municipal Bank), 3 Centenary Square - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Municipal Bank was built from 1932-33. Later became a Trustee Savings Bank. By the time it closed in 2006 it was Lloyds TSB. Now The Exchange | University of Birmingham, 2021.

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Westside We Are - Updates, developments and news from this district of Birmingham

Westside is a huge area in Birmingham that includes Brindleyplace, Arena Central, And Five Ways. It represents the interests of over 300 businesses employing over 15,000 people.

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