Regeneration, renewal and grand-scale construction continue apace in Britain’s second-largest city. Birmingham’s ‘Big City Plan’ has continued to impress with state-of-the-art library, gleaming shopping centre and a revitalised New Street station.
Work is underway on extensions to the Metro network, and on the development’s of new hotels, public spaces, and glitzy residential and commercial buildings, with final completion due in 2025. Along Birmingham’s picturesque canals, waterside attractions, outstanding museums and galleries is an explosion of gastronomic restaurants, cool cocktail bars and craft breweries. Thriving legacies of the city’s industrial heritage cover the landscape.