Birmingham Local Information
The UK’s second city, Birmingham is home to the largest business, professional and financial services (BFBS) hub outside London, employing more than 100,000 people. The beating Heart of England, the city has access to 4.3 million people of working age and 20 leading universities producing over 120,000 graduates every year, all within a one-hour drive of the city centre.
Birmingham uniquely offers direct access to all major UK cities in under four hours and when HS2 arrives in 2026, London will be accessible in just 49 minutes.
As the most diverse and culturally mixed city in the UK, there’s no surprise that Birmingham has an outstanding cultural and arts offering. The city is home to world class venues including the Symphony Hall and the Hippodrome, Birmingham REP and New Alexandra theatres, along with renowned organisations like the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The city also offers an abundant selection of museums and gallery spaces and boasts a full calendar of cultural festivals each year.
Food & Drink
Birmingham enjoys a thriving retail and dining scene. Proud home to the most Michelin starred restaurants (Opheem, Purnells and Adams to name but a few) within any city outside London, hundreds of popular independent restaurants and bars and a recently added string of luxury brands to the menu including celebrity favourites The Ivy and Gaucho.
Other attractions within 10 minutes of the development include Folium and Brindleyplace, where there is a host of bars and restaurants such as Pitcher & Piano. There is also a range of different culinary experiences within Grand Central and The Bullring, making them an ideal central meeting space.
Leisure & Entertainment
Located under a mile away from the development is the popular Mailbox & the Cube benefiting from the Everyman cinema, Lane 7 bowling alley, RockUp indoor rock-climbing centre and Nuffield Health Fitness centre.
Within a stone’s throw of the development, you will find The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham located in Brindleyplace, as well as Ikon Contemporary Art Gallery, The Crescent Theatre and a range of bars and restaurants.
When it comes to retail, the city offers a plethora of designer and upmarket brands all within a one-mile radius of the iconic The Mailbox – home to Harvey Nichols and numerous designer stores, as well as Selfridges.
For information relating to local education services, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20014/schools_and_learning.