As an iconic Birmingham landmark, The Exchange was once home to the Municipal Bank. Now, it’s a hub for creativity, collaboration and celebration. Built in 1933, the pillared aspect of this impressive building sits opposite Centenary Square and is close to Birmingham’s best bars, restaurants and shops.
Retaining many of its unique period features, The Exchange features many different rooms, giving you the flexibility to transition from important meetings and breakout discussions to press announcements, ceremonies, receptions and formal dining. The Exchange boasts an enviable city-centre location. It’s easily accessible from the city’s main transport links, being just a 10-minute walk from Birmingham New Street and 20-minute drive from Birmingham Airport.
When visiting the building, we recommend that wheelchair users and those with limited mobility access the venue via Bridge Street, before entering through the North Entrance. This entrance is accessible by ramp and has fully automated doors for easy entry. You’ll also find ramp access at the South Entrance, which is located off Bank Court.
The nearest train station to The Exchange is Birmingham New Street, a short 10-minute walk away. Snow Hill and Five Ways stations are 0.7 miles away, whilst Moor Street is 0.9 miles from the venue. All are within a 20-minute walk of The Exchange.
Visiting us from campus?
Hop on the train at University station, stop off at Birmingham New Street, and walk to The Exchange within 20 minutes (service permitting).
West Midlands Metro takes you directly to Centenary Square from New Street Station/Grand Central. From here, there are only two quick stops until you arrive at The Exchange (stop Library).
Centenary Square is served by several bus routes, and the nearest bus stop is Baskerville House. Plan your journey easily online.
Centenary Square cannot be accessed directly by car. Therefore, we recommend putting the postcode of your chosen car park into your satnav, rather than The Exchange’s postcode.
The Exchange lies within Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone. You can find out if you need to pay for your vehicle via the GOV.UK website, as well as pay the daily fee (if eligible) after or before your journey.
There is no on-site parking at the venue, however, you’ll find plenty of pay-and-display parking nearby. The nearest multi-storey car parks are Paradise Circus, Town Hall, and Navigation Street, just a 5-minute walk away (0.3 miles). Street parking is also available at Bridge Street, just 5 minutes away.
The nearest car park to The Exchange with designated Blue Badge parking bays is Cambridge Street. From here, the venue is just 192 yards away. A good alternative is Paradise Circus multi-storey car park (243 yards away).
Take a train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street, before walking to The Exchange. The trip in total should take you under 30 minutes.
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