Colmore Row, Birmingham /
This landmark office development, set in the historic Colmore Row conservation area in the heart of Birmingham?s city centre, will see the creation of a new 35-storey tower that is modern, dynamic and sustainable, yet responsive to its historic context?The building is composed as a series of faceted planes and articulated core elements, each tuned to respond to function as well as to its direct context, drawn together to form a slender, elegant and distinctive tower.
The dramatic form of the building is accentuated by an extended light mast that provides an unmistakeable signature on the city skyline. At ground level, a grand colonnade responds to the existing scale of Colmore Row and creates a new public space.
The development will achieve a BREEAM ?Excellent? rating and deliver a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions beyond current regulations. It will also provide enhanced site biodiversity through the inclusion of a living green roof, reduction in resource consumption and excellent public transport and cycling facilities.