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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Birmingham Architecture. We aim to include design-led interesting West Midlands buildings.

We cover completed Birmingham buildings, new building designs and architectural exhibitions. We also post architecture competitions across the West Midlands. The focus is on contemporary Midlands buildings but information on traditional architecture is also welcome.

Birmingham Architecture

Birmingham Architecture Walking Tours
The Cube Building Birmingham
photograph © Make / Zander Olsen
Birmingham Architecture Walking Tours
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.

Birmingham Architecture News

Midlands Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Dudley Evolve – 11 Jul 2013
Design: Metz Architects
Dudley Evolve Birmingham
photo : Chris Hodson
Dudley College’s aspiration for a bold contemporary building which respects its historic town centre context is realised with completion of Dudley Evolve, characterised by horizontal copper panels from Aurubis Architectural.

Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham
Design: Glenn Howells Architects
Bramall Music Building Birmingham
photograph © Paul Miller
Bramall Music Building – 18 Jun 2013

Eastside City Park
Design: Patel Taylor
Eastside City Park Building
photograph © Patel Taylor
Eastside City Park – 18 Jun 2013

St Alban’s Academy, Birmingham
St Alban's Academy Birmingham
photograph © Edward Shaw
St Alban’s Academy – 17 Jun 2013
The simple top-lit form has a bi-axial plan, with two interconnected buildings joined by a covered link. Visual and physical connections offer intuitive separation between specialisms and autonomous small-schools. Interiors are spacious, bright and calm, defined by natural materials. Whilst the completed building sits confidently as a simple form within an urban respite of landscape and mature trees, this belies the chequered land ownership which constrained the siting of the building.

Millennium Point Architecture Competition
Birmingham Architecture Competition – design contest launched in 2012
with winner to be announced in 2013

Grand Hotel Redevelopment
Berman Guedes Stretton
Grand Hotel Building Birmingham
image from architects
Grand Hotel Birmingham – 20 Apr 2012
After 11 years of dereliction the council and locals feared for the future of this landmark hotel until, in 2010, Hortons’ Estates commissioned Berman Guedes Stretton to design a scheme that would rescue the hotel and restore it to its former glory. The scheme, strongly supported by English Heritage, has sailed through the planning process. Councillor Barry Henley said, “I must congratulate the architect.

Teenage Cancer Trust, BCH
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Teenage Cancer Trust Birmingham
image © Chris Gascoigne
Teenage Cancer Trust Birmingham
RIBA Award winner, 2011
This is a single storey lightweight structure perched over A& E and the fracture clinic. It is situated in a busy and chaotic part of the town, cut off by roads and surrounded by hospital buildings with different dates, styles and looks all embracing one other.
The design has achieved an oasis of peace and calm while still meeting the very specific and stringent requirements set by the NHS. The attention to details and to colours is quite remarkable.

The Cube
Architects: Make
The Cube Building Birmingham
photograph © Make / Zander Olsen
The Cube Birmingham
This building is a new landmark destination building in a rapidly regenerating district of central Birmingham. It marks a key moment in Birmingham’s development: the first of a new phase of visionary buildings which will build on the work of Future System’s Selfridges building and pave the way for Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham and Foreign Office Architects’ New Street station.

Zero Carbon House
Architect: John Christophers
Zero Carbon House
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight
Zero Carbon House
This is not for the architecturally faint-hearted. John Christophers has transformed an existing end of terrace house into a ground-breaking carbon-neutral family home of rare quality using low energy materials and environmental systems. It is thought to be the UK’s first retrofit to achieve level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes – seven years ahead of the government’s target date
The project involved the conversion and extension of a two bedroom redbrick semi-detached Victorian house into a four bedroom dwelling with a studio loft.

Birmingham Buildings : alphabetical list

Birmingham Office Buildings

Birmingham Architects

Buildings in Birmingham

Key West Midlands Buildings, alphabetical:

Alpha Tower
Richard Seifert & Partners
Alpha Tower Birmingham
photo © webbaviation
100m high, building from 1970

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

Beorma Quarter, Digbeth
Trevor Horne Architects
Beorma Quarter
picture from architect
Beorma Quarter Building

Birmingham Library : Architecture Contest
Birmingham Library building
picture from architect
Birmingham Library building

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court – proposal
Denton Corker Marshall
Birmingham Magistrates Court
image from DCM
Birmingham Magistrates Court

Bournville College, Longbridge
Design: Broadway Malyan
Bournville College
image from CM
Bournville College Building

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

Brindleyplace Buildings
Glen Howells Architects
Brindleyplace Birmingham building
image © Glen Howells Architects
Brindleyplace Birmingham building

BT Tower, Lionel St
1965; refurb. 2003
BT Tower Birmingham
photo © webbaviation
152m high buildingBullring Buildings
Design: various architects
Bullring Birmingham
photo © webbaviation
Bullring Birmingham

Fort Dunlop redevelopment
Fort Dunlop
photo : Urban Splash
Fort Dunlop development for Urban Splash

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
photo from CABE
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

New Street Gateway Project
Design: Foreign Office Architects
New Street Gateway
image from architects
Birmingham New Street Building

Pentavia Building, Broad Street
Pentavia Birmingham
picture from architect

The Public, West Bromwich
Alsop & Partners; Atkins Architects
The Public
photograph : Roderick Coyne
The Public Building

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston
BDP Architects
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
picture © webbaviation
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The Rotunda Conversion
Glenn Howells Architects
The Rotunda
photograph © Nic Gaunt
The Rotunda : 234 residential apartments

Selfridges Birmingham
Future Systems Architects
St Martins Church
photo © webbaviation
Selfridges Birmingham

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Birmingham Architecture – no links, © webbaviation

The Rotunda, 150 New Street
James Roberts
The Rotunda Birmingham Architecture
81m high (see link at top of this page)

Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower
Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower
100m high, University of Birmingham

Millennium Point, Eastside
Millennium Point Birmingham Architecture

St Philip’s Cathedral Building

Birmingham Cathedral

Victoria Law Courts – Grade 1 Buildings

Victoria Law Courts

Bullring Bull

Birmingham Bullring

Birmingham Development Proposal

New Street Station Redevelopment
John McAslan Architects ; previously Will Alsop
birmingham new street
photo © webbaviation

Selfridges Birmingham architect : Future Systems

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