Galliford Try to build 3 Arena Central office building in UK


Construction company Galliford Try’s Building has secured a contract from Arena Central Development (ACDL) to construct the 3 Arena Central office building in central Birmingham, UK.

ACDL is a joint venture (JV) led by Miller Developments.

Arena Central will be situated on a plot at the heart of the nine-acre city centre regeneration site, with demolition and site clearance work due to start imminently.

Having built One Centenary Square earlier, which will be occupied by HSBC UK, the company will now construct a second building at the Arena Central site under the terms of the new £65m contract.

The building has been designed by architectural company Make and will be clad in a geometric pattern of hexagonal metal panels, with a double-height colonnade along the northern face opening directly onto the site’s main public square, Bank Court.

"We look forward to providing high-quality accommodation for the civil servants who will be working there."

A dedicated basement car park directly below the building will offer parking and cycle racks, as well as associated lockers and shower facilities.

Galliford Try Building Midlands and South managing director Mick Laws said: “Our work at Arena Central has already demonstrated what can be achieved and we look forward to providing high-quality accommodation for the civil servants who will be working there.”

Funded by Legal and General, the latest development has already been leased by HM Government, while HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), as well as other departments, will take up occupation when the lease period of 25 years has ended.

The building will occupy an area of 240,000ft² and will feature floorplates of 18,299ft² set around an offset core. It will accommodate more than 3,600 civil servants and is slated for completion in 2020.


Image: Arena Central is a nine-acre development site in Birmingham City Centre, UK. Photo: courtesy of Galliford Try.