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  • Paradise Redevelopment - Transport Update

    Posted On 16 Apr 2015 by Sutton BID

    The redevelopment of Paradise in Birmingham city centre is about to enter a new phase. This will require a new set of temporary road and access changes which will come into operation on 10 May 2015 and last until November 2015.
    Throughout this period the following arrangements will be in place:
    Paradise Circus
    - The northern link will be closed.  Paradise will no longer be a circular road system.
    - From Holliday Street and Suffolk Street Queensway northbound traffic will have NO access to the A38 South and the Town Hall car park.
    - From Great Charles Street, traffic routes to the A38 South, Broad Street and Town Hall will be open as usual.
    - The A38 tunnels will operate as normal.
    - Closed to ALL inbound and outbound traffic
    Broad Street
    - Vehicle access on Broad Street will be restricted from Bridge Street, to buses and Hackney Carriages only for traffic into the city.
    Summer Row
    - Works continue with a series of temporary restrictions. Summer Row businesses will remain open as usual.
    Bus diversions
    - Services 82, 83, 87, 89, 10H and 126 will be diverted.
    Pedestrians and cyclists
    - Pedestrian and cycle access through Paradise will be maintained throughout, although the route through Paradise Forum will be changed this Summer.
    Full details and diagrams of all the above changes are available at We have also attached 4 maps which show pedestrian and cycle routes, bus route changes, road closures and access changes. 


    Our advice
    All the available options to deliver the Paradise redevelopment, and their impact on the life of the city, have been examined.  The works programme has been scheduled to keep disruption to a minimum.  However the scale of these activities means that impact on traffic flows, particularly at peak times is inevitable. Therefore our advice to the travelling public is to:

    • Use public transport, walk or cycle whenever possible.  The city centre is well served by rail, bus and metro services.  More information is available at
    • Plan your journey. If you have to travel by car, avoid the area if possible by choosing alternative routes. If this area is your destination allow more time as your journey may be subject to delays.

    The development at Paradise is in line with our Birmingham Connected transport vision which sets out proposals to invest more than £1bn to create an integrated public transport system that will support the continuing expansion of both the city’s population and its economic prosperity for the next 20 years and beyond.  The Paradise development will facilitate the delivery of further tram extensions to Centenary Square and Edgbaston, improved bus access and better pedestrian and cycling routes within and around the development.
    We would like to thank you again for your patience, co-operation and support as we work to move the city forward.  To ensure that as many people are aware of these details as possible, please do share this information with any customers, clients, visitors, and networks.

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