Octagon, Paradise Birmingham - Placemaking with Community

At 49 storeys (155m), Octagon is to become the world's tallest pure octagonal skycraper - and it's coming to Paradise Birmingham.


OCTAGON

Paradise Circus, Phase III

City Centre, Birmingham 

View the site map HERE.

View a Drone Video HERE.

 

PROJECT TEAM:

DeveloperCity Developments Limited (CDL)

Development ManagerMEPC

Architect(s): Glenn Howells Architects, Grant Associates

Principal Designer: Steven Barnsley Associates

Quantity Surveyor: Quantem

Structural/ Civil/ Acoustic/ Fire Engineer: SOMArup

Transport: Stantec

Principal Contractor: Midgard (JRL Group)

Concrete Frame: J Reddington (JRL Group)

M&E: Ark M&E (JRL Group); Design MEP

Cranes: London Tower Cranes (JRL Group)

Facade Access/ Design & Installation: MeinhardtMcMullen (JRL Group)

Internal Walls & Ceilings: JRL Drylining (JRL Group)

Demolition Contractor: JRL Demolition (JRL Group)

Planning Consultant: Turley

Enquiries: Knight Frank

Planning Application Number2020/08215/PA

Targeted Completion: June 2025

 

OCTAGON

Octagon, 49 storeys (155m), is the world’s tallest pure octagonal residential skyscraper.

This unique build-to-rent tower will accommodate 370 spacious new homes – 218 one-, 144 two-, & 8 three-beds; 51.3–115 sqm; 30 affordable – and will feature eight identical facades to convey the purest form, punctuated by large windows offering uninterrupted views across the city.

Octagon will also be the first with a pressurised core, a class-leading safety feature, and a sprinkler system that extends to individual apartments.

A triple-height glazed base will host a range of retail, lounges, workspaces, a wellness hub, and a gym, along with c.225 bicycle spaces.

Octagon, images from Howells.

OCTAGON PROGRESS

June 2024:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

May 2024:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Stephen Giles.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

April 2024:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

March 2024:

The central core in this photo is at floor 37 of 49:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

February 2024:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Stephen Giles.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

January 2024:

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Stephen Giles.

December 2023:

November:

October:

 September:

August:

July:

June:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

May:

Images by Stephen Giles.

March:

February:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Images by Stephen Giles.

January 2023:

Images by Daniel Sturley.

Images by Stephen Giles.

Image by Elliott Brown

Image by Daniel Sturley.

December:

November:

Images by Daniel Sturley.

October:

Following a period of intensive activity, a crane installation, and groundworks, Octagon is officially under construction!

July:

Construction has commenced on site.

Drone photography by Stephen Giles.

June:

May:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

February 2022

Scaffolding went steadily up at 77 Paradise Queensway before it was demolished by JRL Demolition Group - as seen in the above.

Images by Stephen Giles.

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Project dates

13 Oct 2020 - On-going

Passions

Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com