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Brindleyplace (often written erroneously as Brindley Place) is a large mixed-use canalside development, near the centre of Birmingham, England (Template:Gbmapping). Named after the 18th century canal engineer James Brindley it was developed from the mid 1990s onwards.

The area occupied by Brindleyplace was, at the height of Birmingham's industrial past, the site of factories, however, by the 1970s as Britain's manufacturing went into decline, the factories closed down and the buildings lay derelict for many years.

Birmingham City Council's aim was to create an environment of water features, walkways and new office and leisure buildings, that would open out onto the adjacent canal.

Brindleyplace is now also home to the National Sea Life Centre, Royal Bank of Scotland, BRMB, the Ikon Gallery of art and Number 9 The Gallery (and many stylish bars and restaurants).

The development and the surrounding canal apartments is being completed at an estimated cost of around £350 million. A planning application for the final phase of the development at 11 Brindleyplace, Brunswick Square[1], was submitted in September 2006[2].

The site covers 17 acres (69,000 m²) of mixed use redevelopment on a grand scale - the UK's largest such project. The National Indoor Arena and bustling bars of Broad Street are nearby and it is easily accessible and within walking distance of the main bus and train routes.

References

  1. Skyscrapernews.com entry
  2. Plans for final phase of Brindleyplace - Birmingham Post (Sep 4 2006)

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