Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Brindleyplace, Birmingham

18th century canal engineer James Brindley is remembered in the mixed-use canal side development named Brindleyplace. It is the UK's largest such development. It occupies 17 acres and it is home to National Sea Life Centre, Royal Bank of Scotland, Orion Media, Ikon Gallery of Art and the Crescent Theatre.

The Birmingham Main Line Canal comes between Brindleyplace and the International Convention Centre, but there are connecting bridges. The site of Brindleyplace was formerly the site of Birmingham's factories. After the decline of industry in Birmingham the city council came up with a development scheme.

Different architects were employed to create designs covering a range of architectural types. Twelve buildings are numbered. All the buildings are low rise. The tallest is Eleven Brindleyplace at 194 feet.

Water's Edge was the first building in the Brindleyplace scheme. I has retail space at the canlside location. Two million people visit Water's Edge each year. Symphony Court is on a triangular shaped site across the Brindsley Loop Canal.

Brindsleyplace takes up three public squares: Central Square, Oozells Square and Brunswick Square.

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Sight Name: Brindleyplace
Sight Location: Birmingham, England (See walking tours in Birmingham)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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