Paradise Hotel gets the go-ahead

Birmingham City Council has granted planning permission for a new hotel at Paradise Birmingham.

Located on the corner of Paradise Street and Suffolk, the 17-storey, 152-bedroom hotel has been designed between hotel experts ISA Architecture & Design and Paradise ‘master planners’ Glenn Howells Architects (GHA).

On the southern edge of the hotel, there will be a roof-top sky bar which will deliver panoramic views from the terrace.

Ian Springford, of ISA Architecture & Design, said the hotel, “will quickly become a central part of the region’s hospitality offer and bring something new and different to the city’s prime hotel market where a bespoke, luxury destination has been missing.”

The hotel is part of phase two of the £700m redevelopment of the city as the Paradise project has delivered two commercial buildings and leisure facilities.

Chamberlain Square, Congreve Street and Centenary Way were all revamped and re-opened in 2020. New public squares and pedestrian routes are being developed which will link with tram stops.

Dav Bansal, a partner at Glenn Howells Architects, said: “The hotel adds another dimension to this mixed-use destination and extends the civic quality that has already been delivered in Phase One in and around Chamberlain Square.”

Rob Groves, regional development director with Paradise development manager MEPC, said: “With One Centenary Way, Octagon and further landmark buildings coming forward, we’re continuing to bring new cutting edge buildings to Birmingham, creating new jobs, skills and opportunities for the city and region.

“The plans to complete Phase Two will continue to develop and underline our overall approach.”