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Demolition for BLOC Grand Central has begun

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Demolition for BLOC Grand Central has begun

Are you planning a visit to Birmingham for work or play? Great news is that soon you’re going to have a new way to stay in the heart of the city.

Work has begun on our latest hotel. The landmark 22-storey BLOC Grand Central will transform Birmingham’s skyline.

Our new flagship hotel is just 50 paces from the iconic Spanish Steps entrance to New Street Station, John Lewis and the Grand Central shopping precinct. 

Demolition experts have started to clear the vacant 1960s office block from the site. And building work is scheduled to begin this summer.

BLOC Grand Central’s high tech design and fit-out will help realise the City Council’s vision of making the district around New Street Station a vibrant and attractive destination for visitors.

The area is at the centre of the Big City Plan – a 20-year project to create thousands of jobs and bring £2billion-a-year into Birmingham’s economy.

BLOC’s designers, with innovation partners Samsung, have developed a high-tech, smart hotel that matches the aspirations of the area.

Once completed, the 20-month build will create 40 full-time jobs in the area and support scores more ancillary workers.

The Southside development at 32-34 Hill Street is part of BLOC’s ongoing, multi-million-pound investment in Birmingham city centre. 

More than 30million tourists visit Birmingham each year and BLOC Grand Central offers affordable, city centre luxury during their stay.

Our critically-acclaimed designer hotels in Gatwick Airport and Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter have already proved a hit with business and leisure travellers.

Never before have we been so excited to read “this site is under construction”. And we look forward to welcoming you to the completed BLOC Grand Central in 2020.

For further information, image and interview requests please contact: Julian Kahn, Brand Communication Manager // [email protected]

BLOC Magazine

BLOC-Magazine-Summer-18.jpg (466 KB)As the demolition phase of our BLOC Grand Central project nears completion, we are focusing on a number of other sites in the UK and Europe. We are working hard to expand the BLOC presence in major city centres and transport hubs.

We are keen for more discerning travellers to experience BLOC's affordable luxury and learn how we are changing the way people use hotels.

The 18th issue of BLOC magazine explores Lisbon, recent winner of 'The World's Leading City Destination'. The Portuguese capital is a city where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation.

We also profile BLOC-sponsored, Jamie Chadwick, who has signed for the Williams F1 team as a development driver.

Staying with the motoring theme, we showcase the stunning new Aston Martin Valkyrie and Porsche's new electric offering.

Once again we hope that this magazine provides you with some insight and entertainment on your journey.

You can view all of the articles on this site or view an online FREE version of the magazine, here.

We’ll also be adding to and updating this site with more cool stuff that we find on our travels. Jump on board!

Your journey begins here.