Designed by Make Architects, the new Arena Central public realm will overlook Centenary Square and Broad Street in Birmingham. The Grade A offices of 1 Centenary Square were forward-purchased by HSBC on a 250-year lease. The building has been designed as three interlocking blocks featuring offset balconies providing outstanding views across the site’s new public realm. The building’s distinct façade features woven cladding patterns that subtly transform as they wrap around the building presenting a calm and elegant façade to Centenary Square and a softer, rippling pattern facing onto the heart of Arena Central.
Work on the first phase of the 9.2 acre site is underway with a target of BREEAM “Excellent” and LEED Gold. Wintech were appointed by Galliford Try to carry out the full detailed design on 1 Centenary Square as well as to deliver supporting Façade Consultancy services and Site Monitoring throughout the project. The new HSBC HQ at 1 Centenary Square opened in 2018.
*This project was previously known as 2 Arena Central*