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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
16 Sep 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Major Post Pandemic Office Scheme Approved

A major post-pandemic office scheme at 40 Upper Gough Street has today been approved by Birmingham City Council's planning committee (September 16th, 2021).

  • 218,000 sq ft of flexible workspace & commercial
  • New east-west pedestrian route
  • State-of-the-art rooftop garden
  • ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ project
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Major Post Pandemic Office Scheme Approved





A major post-pandemic office scheme at 40 Upper Gough Street has today been approved by Birmingham City Council's planning committee (September 16th, 2021).

  • 218,000 sq ft of flexible workspace & commercial
  • New east-west pedestrian route
  • State-of-the-art rooftop garden
  • ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ project

  • TWITTER: Buildsweare
    INSTAGRAM: Itsyourbirmingham
     
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    This two block office destination will now see the delivery of a ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ project offering 218,000 sq ft of flexible workspace, public realm improvements, six commercial units, and a state-of-the-art rooftop garden.

    Brought forward by City Realty Ltd, and driven by Holland Lloyd, Lambert Smith Hampton and Corstorphine + Wright, the plans aim to revive the area by delivering a truly mixed-use district.

    THE SITE

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    BUILDINGS 1 & 2

    The main building [1] to Upper Gough Street, a 9-storey influenced by the former façade of St. Thomas Church, will wrap along the street and will feature open plan offices, reception & up to five commercial units around its boundary; while a shared basement will offer vehicular access for 20 from Marshall Street, cycle parking, showers, changing facilities, and a café unit.

    The building also includes a set back upper floor, allowing for a state-of-the-art roof garden boasting panoramic views across Birmingham. 

    The second building [2], a red brick affair influenced by the existing 93-99 Holloway Head - coming forward in Phase 2 - tops out at 10 floors onto Marshall Street and 9-storeys to its western end.

    Its basement level includes a loading bay, plant rooms and one commercial unit, with open plan offices also on the upper levels.

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    NEW LANDSCAPED PUBLIC REALM

    To create greater permeability between both buildings, the project introduces an exciting east-west pedestrian route that’ll connect the existing Chapmans Passage with Marshall Street & to St. Thomas’ Church & The Peace Garden - one of Birmingham’s most historic of buildings.

    This new space would then offer the real potential for cafes and restaurants to open up shop here.

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    FUTURE PHASE(S)

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    All CGIs and renders are the property of Corstorphine+Wright.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
10 Sep 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

£30M office 'Enterprise Wharf' well underway

Lighting progress is being made at Enterprise Wharf, a new £30M addition to Birmingham Innovation Campus - the UK’s largest dedicated digital tech campus, home to over 170 businesses.

Follow the post for an overview of the project and the latest construction images.

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£30M office 'Enterprise Wharf' well underway





Lighting progress is being made at Enterprise Wharf, a new £30M addition to Birmingham Innovation Campus - the UK’s largest dedicated digital tech campus, home to over 170 businesses.

Follow the post for an overview of the project and the latest construction images.


TWITTER: Buildsweare
INSTAGRAM: Itsyourbirmingham
 
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Featuring over 120,000 sq. ft of state-of-the-art commercial office space over ten floors, Enterprise Wharf will soon become Birmingham's first smart-enabled building, providing modern, flexible office space designed with digital and tech businesses in mind.

The building will feature a large, open plan reception and collaboration space, showers and kit drying room, an open-air roof garden alongside new outdoor breakout space, landscaping and public realm, including improved access to the adjacent Birmingham and Fazeley canal.

Enterprise Wharf is earmarked for an October 2022 completion.

ARTISTS IMPRESSIONS

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All images are the property of Associated Architects.

PROJECT TEAM:

PARTNERS: Bruntwood SciTech (Bruntwood & Legal and General Joint Venture)
ARCHITECTS: Associated Architects
CONTRACTOR: Graham Construction
AGENTS: Avison Young/ Savills
COST MANAGER: RLF
PLANNING CONSULTANT: Turley Planning

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
04 Sep 2021 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of The Mercian - September 2021

Some of the parapet cladding extension has been installed and the east facing side is tantalisingly close to external completion. Photos from mid August to 4th September in this construction photo update.

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The Construction of The Mercian - September 2021





Some of the parapet cladding extension has been installed and the east facing side is tantalisingly close to external completion. Photos from mid August to 4th September in this construction photo update.


18th August

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

20th August

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25th August

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26th August

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28th August

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30th August

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31st August

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4th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 1400 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Mercian Full Construction Gallery.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
02 Sep 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Approval for Smithfield & Wolverley House

  • Two new hotels for Birmingham
  • 12-storey, 175-bedroom lifestyle hotel
  • 9-storey, 80-bedroom aparthotel
  • Ground & rooftop public uses
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Approval for Smithfield & Wolverley House





  • Two new hotels for Birmingham
  • 12-storey, 175-bedroom lifestyle hotel
  • 9-storey, 80-bedroom aparthotel
  • Ground & rooftop public uses

TWITTER: Buildsweare
INSTAGRAM: Itsyourbirmingham

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Birmingham City Council has today approved plans to demolish the underutilised Smithfield House and Wolverley House and redevelop the site with 255-beds across two new hotels.

Comprising two parcels of land, separated by the pedestrianised Upper Mill Lane - which will also undergo £107,000 of public realm improvements, the site is to be developed to deliver a 12-storey, 80-bed aparthotel, and a 9-storey, 175-bed lifestyle hotel.

Each building will serve commercial ground floor uses, including cafe and restaurant space, with the addition of an enclosed rooftop terrace space in Smithfield House, and a rooftop public bar with its own independent entrance at Wolverley House.

Over three years in the making and, with the buildings struggling to attract commercial office tenants, the owners of the site have turned their attention into creating a new destination for the area, sitting as it does on the edge of the emerging Smithfield masterplan.

Lethia Holdings Ltd (freeholder of Wolverley House) and Uddingston Holdings (leaseholder of Smithfield House) are behind these now-approved plans.

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
31 Aug 2021 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Alben Works, 1-2 Legge Lane, Closing On Completion

  • New mixed-use redevelopment on Legge Lane
  • 4 live/work units, an office, and 9 rear townhouses
  • All set around a private courtyard
  • Reinstation of building frontage on historic street
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Alben Works, 1-2 Legge Lane, Closing On Completion





  • New mixed-use redevelopment on Legge Lane
  • 4 live/work units, an office, and 9 rear townhouses
  • All set around a private courtyard
  • Reinstation of building frontage on historic street

TWITTER: Buildsweare
INSTAGRAM: Itsyourbirmingham

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We took to the skies, and to the streets of the Jewellery Quarter, to snap the latest progress on Alben Works, 1-2 Legge Lane.

Liv Projekt - the development company behind Sjölander da Cruz Architects - has repaired and reinstated the plots long lost building frontage by producing an uncompromising mixed use scheme inspired by the industrial heritage of the Jewellery Quarter.

Featuring 4 live/work units - including two duplexes - and a double-height ground floor office unit fronting Legge Lane, Alben Works also provides a rear wing comprising an additional 9 (2-3 bed) contemporary townhouses with outdoor terraces, all set around a quiet courtyard space.

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The former site (as seen below), a poorly executed 1960s factory that never truly utilised the site’s footprint, was set back from the street and was at complete odds with its historic surroundings.

It was once home to the Rapid Steel Company that made alben safety razors before being consigned to the history books in 2019.

Since then, Alben Works has been built out by Greswolde Construction, and now offers a fluid rhythm of frontages right across this historic JQ street, respecting the urban and historical contexts of the area but also that of the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area.

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ALBEN WORKS: ARTISTS IMPRESSIONS

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