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The Cube Birmingham
photograph © Make / Zander Olsen
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The city is located in the West Midlands, central England. The city is famous for historic architecture such as Birmingham Library, The Cube, The Rotunda Conversion, Brindleyplace Buildings, New Street Gateway Project, Selfridges Birmingham and the Beetham Tower – 10 Holloway Circus.
Famous architects with buildings in the city include Future Systems Architects, Foreign Office Architects, Mecanoo, Ian Simpson Architects.

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Birmingham Architecture News

Birmingham Architecture News

Beorma Quarter Development
Design: Trevor Horne Architects / Broadway Malyan Architects
Beorma Quarter Digbeth
image from architect

Beorma Quarter Birmingham, – 23 Jan 2016
Proposals including Birmingham’s tallest office-led building have been unanimously approved by the city’s planners. Architect Broadway Malyan has designed the final phases of the £200 m Beorma Quarter development on behalf of property group Salhia Investments.

Birmingham Buildings

Key West Midlands Buildings, alphabetical:

Alpha Tower
1969-73
Design: Richard Seifert & Partners
Alpha Tower
photo © webbaviation

100m high, subtle angles in plan
Design – architect H George Marsh
Other buildings by Richard Seifert & Partners include Centre Point tower in London

Baker Building, UCE
2000
Design: Stephen Hodder Architects
Baker Building Birmingham architect : Stephen Hodder

Barber Institute Concert Hall, The University of Birmingham

Glenn Howells Architects
Barber Institute Concert Hall
picture from architect

Barber Institute Concert Hall

Beetham Tower, 10 Holloway Circus
2006
Ian Simpson Architects
Beetham Tower Birmingham
photo © webbaviation

122-130m high / 39/40 storeys
Beetham Tower Birmingham

Birchfield Library
2007-
Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects

Birmingham Cathedral : The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip, Colmore Row


Birmingham Cathedral
photo © webbaviation
Church of England cathedral

Birmingham Central Library
1974
John Madin
Birmingham Central Library

The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Burns Unit
2007
RPS Planning & Development

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Redevelopment
2002
Associated Architects with LDN Architects
£18m

Birmingham Library
2008-
Mecanoo
Birmingham Library building
picture from architect

Birmingham Library building

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court – proposal
2008-
Denton Corker Marshall
Birmingham Magistrates Court
picture from architect

Birmingham Magistrates Court

Birmingham New Street Station
2008-
Foreign Office Architects
Birmingham New Street Station
picture from architect

Birmingham station building
refurb scheme by John McAslan Architects
Birmingham New Street refurbishment architect : John McAslan

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Keith Williams Architects

Birmingham Symphony Hall
1993
Percy Thomas Partnership
RIBA Awards 1993 Regional Award : West Midlands

Birmingham Town Hall
1834
Architects: Joseph Hansom & Edward Welch
Birmingham Town Hall
photograph : Adam Fradgley

Grade 1 Listed

Birmingham Symphony Hall
1991
Design: Percy Thomas Partnership (PTP) and Renton Howard Wood Levin (RHWL)
Birmingham Symphony Hall
photograph : Mike Gutteridge

Birmingham Treatment Centre
2006
Sheppard Robson

Bournville Place – Cadburys Office Building
2009
Stanton Williams
Bournville Place
photo : Peter Cook
Bournville Place

Brindleyplace

various architects
Brindleyplace Birmingham
image © Glen Howells Architects
Brindleyplace

BT Tower, Lionel St
1965; refurb. 2003
BT Tower Birmingham
photo © webbaviation
152m high
Link: BT Tower London

Bullring
2003
various architects
Bullring
photo © webbaviation
Bullring Birmingham

Cincinatti development
2008-
AHMM
For Urban Splash: hotel / offices

City Park Gate
2007-
make
1million sqft office / residential development + retail/hospitality facilities

Planning consent granted for the first phase of City Park Gate in Nov 2008

Colmore Plaza – speculative office development
2008
Aedas
Colmore Plaza Birmingham
picture from architect

Colmore Plaza

The Council House
Council House Birmingham
photo © webbaviation

The Cube
2010
Architects: Make
The Cube Birmingham
photograph © Make / Zander Olsen

The Cube Birmingham

Custard factory, Digbeth

Glen Howells Architects

Eastside – Birmingham, central England
2004
Hamiltons Architects
for Eastside Partnership: 1.25 million sqft – planning

Edgbaston ground redevelopment – Warwickshire Cricket Club
2008-
Broadway Malyan

Focus Foyer building
1998
Ian Simpson Architects

Fort Dunlop redevelopment

shedkm
Fort Dunlop development
photo : Urban Splash

Fort Dunlop development : For Urban Splash
Other Urban Splash projects in Birmingham include The Rotunda redevelopment

19 George Road – headquarters building, Edgbaston
2007
3DReid

Holloway Circus Tower : see Beetham Tower

Homeless hostel, adj. St Chad’s Cathedral
1997-98
Ian Simpson Architects
1993 Architecture competition winner

Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower
1900
100m high
Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower
photo © webbaviation
University of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham
2013
Design: Mecanoo
Library of Birmingham
photo : Christian Richters

Library of Birmingham, England – 5 Sep 2013
Centenary Square, the largest public square in the heart of Birmingham, currently lacks cohesion or a clear identity or atmosphere. Mecanoo’s design transforms the square into one with three distinct realms: monumental, cultural and entertainment. These palazzos form an urban narrative of important periods in the history of the city; The Repertory Theatre (REP), a 1960s concrete building, the Library of Birmingham, designed in 2009 and Baskerville House, a listed sandstone building designed in 1936.

Longbridge Factory Project
2010-
Marks Barfield Architects
Longbridge Factory Birmingham
picture from Marks Barfield Architects

Longbridge Factory Project

Longbridge Town Centre
2009-
Holder Mathias Architects
Longbridge Town Centre
picture from architect

Longbridge Town Centre

Millennium Point, Eastside
2002

Millennium Point
photo © webbaviation
incl. Young People’s Parliament & Imax cinema

Nelson Mandela School

City of Birmingham Architect’s Department
Birmingham School : RIBA Award National overall winner 1989

Orion Building, Navigation St
2001-06

90m high
residential building
apartments designed by John Rocha

Pentavia, Broad Street
2008
Aedas
Pentavia Birmingham
picture from architect

Pentavia

The Public, West Bromwich, England
2008
Will Alsop
The Public Art Centre
picture from architect

The Public Art Centre

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston
2004-12
BDP Architects
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
photo © webbaviation

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Residential tower, Snow Hill
2007-10
Glen Howells Architects
260m high / 43 storeys
For Ballymore Properties
£90m

The Rotunda, 150 New Street
1961-65
James Roberts
81m high / 23 storeys

The Rotunda Conversion
2005-08
Glenn Howells Architects
The Rotunda
photo © Nic Gaunt
Birmingham landmark : 234 residential apartments for developers Urban Splash

Sea Life Centre
1996
Foster & Partners

Selfridges Birmingham : see also Bullring
2005
Future Systems Architects
Selfridges Birmingham
photo © webbaviation
Selfridges Birmingham

The Sentinels: Clydesdale Tower + Cleveland Tower, Holloway Head
1967-71

90m high / 32 storeys
Fairly plane white-coloured square plan tower

St Philip’s Cathedral : see Birmingham Cathedral

2 Snow Hill Plaza


For Ballymore Properties

Spiral Cafe, St Martin’s Square, Bullring
2004
Marks Barfield Architects
Spiral Cafe Birmingham
photo © webbaviation

Spiral Cafe Birmingham

Teenage Cancer Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
2010
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Teenage Cancer Trust BCH
image © Chris Gascoigne

Teenage Cancer Trust

v Building – proposal, Suffolk Street Queensway, Arena Central

Eric Kuhne
50 storeys

Victoria Law Courts


Grade 1 Listed
Birmingham Law Courts
photo © webbaviation

VTP200 – Vertiplex proposal
2007-
RTKL

Zero Carbon House
2010
Architect: John Christophers
Zero Carbon House
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

Zero Carbon House

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Architecture in West Midlands

Birmingham Architecture Designs – chronological list

Bournville College, Longbridge
2011
Broadway Malyan
Bournville College
image from architects
Bournville College

Birmingham Building – possibly not to be built?
Birmingham Library
original proposal by Richard Rogers Partnership. In 2006 there was an architecture competition with Adjaye Associates, Glen Howells and make

Birmingham Museum Multi-sensory installation

muf Architects

Coventry Buildings




Ansty Business Park
2008-
Allies and Morrison Architects
Ansty Business Park
picture from architect

West Midlands Development

NORTH MIDLANDS:
Lichfield
Bird Street Gallery, Lichfield, Competition
1998
Stephen Hodder Architects

Other examples of Birmingham Architecture welcome

Birmingham Architect Offices

Birmingham Architecture Competition : Bentley Library

Walsall Buildings

Website: Birmingham

Selfridges Birmingham architects : Future Systems

Birmingham Library Competition

City Park Gate Birmingham architects : make

Buildings / photos for the Birmingham Architecture page welcome

Birmingham Buildings – page

Website: Visit Birmingham