Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, 190 Corporation Street - A Birmingham Gem

Grade II listed 1890s Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, which started life as a hotel and vegetarian restaurant, is to form a major brand new 156-bed aparthotel scheme


MURDOCH & PITMAN CHAMBERS

153-161 Corporation Street, Birmingham 

View the site map HERE.

 

PROJECT TEAM:

Partners: MP Devco Ltd (Regal Property Group, Trigram Properties, Czero)

Architects: BPN Architects, Donald Insall Associates

Quantity Surveyor: Wakemans

Structural Engineer: CWA (new build); Integral Engineering (listed build)

M&E: Halligan Consulting Engineers

Contractor: TBA

Operator: TBA

Grant Funding: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

Planning Consultant: Carney Sweeney

 

In brief

The historic Grade II listed 1890s Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, which started life as a hotel and vegetarian restaurant, is to form a major brand new 156-bed aparthotel scheme, complete with a restaurant/bar, gym, and meeting rooms.

Once said to have once hosted Indian independence campaigner Mahatma Gandhi, the heritage asset is to be refurbished and converted into 28-bedrooms, with a new 11-storey offering an additional 128-bedrooms to the site's constrained rear.

Creating up to 70 new jobs, the historic building will receive new and improved shopfronts and entrance doors, with new window frames and terracotta sculpture and dry rot repairs. All modern fittings will be removed and all original features reinstated (chimneypieces, cornices, doors, et all).

Boosting viability, a set-back cuboid-esque 11-storey extension comprising an additional 128 bedrooms, developed in response to the major constraints that hamper the site, will be built to the rear, separated by a glazed link. These constraints include limited access (as seen below) and its close proximity to nearby court buildings

To facilitate works the part-demolition of a rear four-storey wing of the Pitman Building will need to be undertaken.

Earlier this year, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed in principle to make an investment to kickstart the scheme.

The existing rear of the site:

All artist's impressions are the property of BPN Architects.

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Project dates

31 Jul 2021 - On-going

Passions

Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com