Access Update

Important traffic information


Traffic has been permanently rerouted to the new road layout around Paradise, following the closure of the one way traffic loop, running past the Town Hall.

The new single lane, two way traffic now runs around the Paradise traffic loop between Suffolk Street Queensway and Great Charles Street.

The closure of the one way traffic loop facilitates the demolition of the buildings on the Paradise site and enables the pedestrianisation as part of the scheme.

A new route for pedestrians and cyclists is in operation through the revamped Fletchers Walk and newly opened up Easy Row.

For those unable to use steps or the ramp leading to Broad Street by Alpha Tower, a new lift situated next to Chamberlain House at the top of Easy Row has been installed.

An additional lift for access to Birmingham Conservatoire only, is available in Fletchers Walk next to the stairway leading to Adrian Boult Hall.

Please note that all the venues on Summer Row including Après, Mechu, Fleet Street Kitchen, The Shakespeare and The Coffin Works remain open throughout the works.

Latest changes


  • Access to Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row from Centenary Square via footpath next to Baskerville House.
  • Copthorne Walkway for access to Copthorne Hotel and 77 Paradise Circus only
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Summer Row Open to Traffic

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Pedestrian changes

  • Summer Row Subway closed
  • Crossings on Sand Pits/Parade and Cambridge Street
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Pedestrian Plan


Sand Pits/Parade

  • CLOSED to all INBOUND traffic until late 2016.
  • OUTBOUND traffic only OPEN from 19th June 2016.

Broad Street

  • Into city traffic restrictions remain until Autumn 2016.
  • Vehicle access on Broad Street restricted from Bridge Street to buses and Hackney Carriages for into city traffic only.

Great Charles Street

Single lane running to remain in place until late 2016 which includes:

  • Great Charles Street northbound (out of city) from Suffolk Street Queensway/Severn Street to Newhall Street.
  • Great Charles Street southbound (into city) from Newhall Street to Paradise Street.

Summer Row

  • Closed to all vehicles between Lionel Street and Great Charles Street.
  • Summer Row works continue with temporary restrictions between Lionel Street and Fleet Street.
  • All venues remain open during these works.

Charlotte Street traffic flow reversal

  • To remain in place until late 2016.
  • Access to Charlotte Street is from Newhall Street only.

Bus Diversions

  • Routes 22, 23, 24, 29, 10, 9, 120, 127, 128, 129, 140, 141, 10H to remain in place.

From Sunday 2 August 2015 Traffic Flow reversal on Charlotte Street

Bus Diversions

Changes to 10 and 10H routes.

Heading into the city centre service 10 will follow its current route to Colmore Row. Service 10 will then follow a new route out of the city. The route will be Newhall St, Graham St, Newhall Hill, Clement St, Vincent St and Sheepcote St.

Heading into the city centre service 10H will follow its current route to Five Ways. Service 10H will travel along Bath Row and Holloway Head before rejoining its current route at Station St (NS11) to Colmore Row (SH3). Service 10H will then follow a new route out of the city. The route will be Newhall St, Graham St, Newhall Hill, Clement St, Vincent St and Sheepcote St.

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Paradise Infrastructure Works

The first phase of the transformation of Paradise at the heart of the city has started.

This important step sees the commencement of demolition of some of the existing buildings to clear the site for the new development, together with work on new road layouts to improve connectivity and access across the city for both road users and pedestrians.

Investment in transport improvements is an essential part of Birmingham’s future growth and prosperity.

The redevelopment of Paradise will not only generate thousands of new jobs but will also help to improve access across the city for both road users and pedestrians.

Paradise will deliver:

•  New road layouts to ease traffic flow.

•  Wide, level pedestrian routes making it easier and safer to move between the Jewellery Quarter, Broad Street, Colmore Business District and the city centre.

In addition, Paradise will support proposals to extend the Metro tram network to Centenary Square and to develop the first Birmingham Sprint bus route between the city centre and Quinton.

Future Phases

The new road layout will have reduced capacity through to completion of the scheme in late 2016.

This will be followed by Centro works for the Centenary Square Metro extension which are expected to complete in 2019.


Plan your journey

Significant disruption/delays should be expected during the first phase of works which will last for approximately 18 months.

It is strongly recommended that alternative forms of transport should be used during the Paradise works.

Use public transport wherever possible.
Birmingham City Centre is well served by rail, bus and Metro services – for more information and journey planning advice please visit:

Plan your journey.
If you have to travel by car and your journey would normally take you through the Paradise Circus area please consider alternative routes as your journey may be disrupted and you may face delays.

Staggered working times.
Traffic is heaviest during the morning and evening peak periods. Consider earlier or later working hours to avoid these periods.

Travel by foot/cycle.
If your journey is relatively short, consider walking or cycling.

Birmingham Connected

Paradise is part of the Birmingham Connected vision. Over the next 20 years Birmingham City Council will reinvent the way in which people and goods move across the city.

Further Information

We apologise for any inconvenience these necessary works may cause and thank you for your co-operation. If you would like any further information or to see the latest news on the works, please visit:

Ongoing updates will be posted on this website throughout the duration of the project.


Alternatively you can contact Carillion regarding the construction works:


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