Over the past decade or so, Southside has emerged as a distinctive quarter within Birmingham’s expanding city centre. This welcome change has been driven by a unique mix of developments including those restaurants, bars and clubs which characterise the area’s Chinatown and Gay Village, the Arcadian Centre, the redeveloped Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Royal Ballet complex, the Radisson Blu Hotel and O2 Academy. Smaller scale developments have also added to the quarter’s eclectic mix including the Electric Cinema, Old Rep Theatre and National Trust Back to Backs.
Retail, commercial and office activities also contribute to Southside’s business community, providing significant and diverse local employment opportunities. In recent years, new city living developments including Southside Apartments, Beetham Tower, i-Land and Latitude have also added a new dimension to Southside’s make-up.
For more information about the Southside Business District visit www.southsidebid.co.uk