Travel advice around Paradise Redevelopment


Redevelopment of the Paradise area of the city centre will start in January 2015.

The project will make an important contribution to Birmingham Connected, providing better links cross the city, new pedestrian streets and squares and enabling the proposed extension of Metro services to Centenary Square.

While the city council and the development partners are committed to keeping Birmingham working throughout the redevelopment, there will be some disruption.

Public transport

Our advice is to use public transport wherever possible, even if your journey to the city centre doesn’t use the roads immediately around Paradise. For more information on rail, bus and Metro services, and an interactive journey planner, visit Network West Midlands. From 5 January 2015, buses on routes 82, 83, 87 and 89 will be diverted via Newhall Street and Newhall Hill.

Cycling and walking

If your journey is relatively short, consider cycling or walking. Pedestrian and cycle routes will be maintained throughout the development and there is ample cycle parking in the city centre. For journeys beginning in the city centre, consider joining Brompton Dock for convenient cycle hire.

If you need help to plan your route, try and or use a Birmingham Cycling & Walking map.

Travelling by car

If you need to travel by car, use alternative routes if you can. If you still need to drive into the Paradise area, you should allow extra time for your journey because you may face delays and follow the diversions on the map below.

More information

You can find out more about the works on the Paradise Birmingham website, which includes a section specifically about local access arrangements.

A printable pdf of the map below can be downloaded as part of the leaflet below:

Paradise Transport Leaflet


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