As Birmingham’s skyline continues to benefit from innovative, design-led buildings, Paradise Forum has clearly been left behind. Located beneath Birmingham’s Central Library, the area has become somewhat of an eyesore during recent years but, thankfully, this is about to change.
Project and cost management consultancy, Faithful+Gould, has been appointed to help this existing area of retail outlets shake off its tarnished image and move into the spotlight once again.
Faithful+Gould is using its constructive expertise to provide project management, quantity surveying and planning supervision services for the refurbishment scheme. The project will boast new and updated retail outlets, improved paving surrounding the site and a new lighting system throughout, transforming it into a two million sq ft mixed use development once the library is moved.
The scheme is being re-branded by owners, Argent, as Paradise Forum and is set to form an impressive link between the city centre and the entertainment district around Centenary Square.
Kevin Hole at Faithful+Gould, commented: "We are looking forward to playing an integral role in the transformation of Paradise Forum. It has clearly been neglected for too long and needs a much needed face lift. Our experience and confidence in this area of refurbishment will no doubt see Paradise Forum restored to its former glory."
Work finalises in May 2007.