Birmingham Local Information
Birmingham has a vast amount of attractions offering a wealth of culture and entertainment. There are many theatres which host regular West End musicals, plays, pantomimes and ballet productions. The Birmingham Royal Ballet reside at Birmingham Hippodrome performing regularly in Birmingham when they are not on a world tour. Birmingham Symphony Hall and the International Convention Centre in the centre of Birmingham hold concerts and events from world renowned orchestras to chart topping artists. The world class Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s home is Symphony Hall. The Birmingham Art Museum and Gallery is less than a 10 minute drive away from Granville Lofts and approximately 15 minutes away when walking. It contains one of the country’s largest public Pre-Raphaelite collections in the world. Other attractions include: Birmingham Science Museum, The Think Tank, Cadbury World and Birmingham Back to Backs Museum.
Food and Drink
Birmingham plays host to multiple Michelin star restaurants which include: Simpsons, Purnells and Turners all of which are within close proximity to the development. Other attractions within half an hour of the development include The Sky Bar at the Park Regis Hotel which is situated on Five Ways Island and boasts stunning views and an impressive culinary experience. Harborne and Brindleyplace are also popular as they play hosts to a multitude of independent bars and restaurants which are also closely located to Granville Lofts.
Located just under a mile from the development is the popular Broadway Plaza leisure complex, benefiting from a multiplex Odeon Cinema, Bowlplex bowling alley and arcade, RockUp indoor rock climbing centre and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym.
The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is located in Brindleyplace, as well as Ikon Contemporary Art Gallery, The Crescent Theatre and a range of bars and restaurants. This is just under a mile away from the development and easily accessible on foot.
Shopping and Retail
Birmingham City Centre benefits from three large shopping malls. Grand Central at New Street Station includes the largest John Lewis store outside of London, as well as many other high street brands. There is a range of different culinary experiences within Grand Central, making it an ideal central meeting space. The Bullring Shopping centre has over 160 shops including Debenhams and Topshop and boasts luxury retail stores including Selfridges and Goldsmiths. The Mailbox has recently been re-furbished and has a large Harvey Nichols and other high-end stores, as well as being situated next to Gas Street Basin and The Cube for a variety of different eateries.
Birmingham is lauded as having more canals than Venice, making it a perfect walking spot to observe the history and architecture of the industrial revolution.
Edgbaston Reservoir is just over a mile by car from the development and benefits from a sailing club. For those wishing to travel just a little further, the Clent Hills and the Lickey Hills are both located on the south west side of the city. Sutton Park is also located just 6 miles north of the city centre and is one of the largest urban parks in Europe.
For football fans, Birmingham has three big local teams; Birmingham City Football Club, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. All three clubs are easily accessible by both car and public transport. For cricket fans, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is just over 2 miles away.
There are a number of reputable schools and universities close to the development which include Nelson Junior and Infant School, Perry Beeches II, III & IV, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Birmingham University and the Dental Teaching Hospital.
For further information, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk.