Kier bids to add more office space at Arena Central

How Arena Central will look

Developer Kier has submitted plans to add a further 25,000 sq ft of office space at its 5 Centenary Square scheme in Birmingham city centre.

The revised plans include adding another floor to the proposed building, which already came in at 264,000 sq ft.

A planning statement reads: “The proposals are responding to prospective occupier/market demand, which has also led to a number of minor internal and external alterations.”

Kier also wants to reduce car parking, improve cycle storage, lockers and showers in response to “market feedback”.

Kier bought the 526,000 sq ft development site, along with 4 and 5 Arena Central, in a £30m deal in February 2019, replacing Miller as the developer.