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At-a-glance guide

6 Brindleyplace, Birmingham Project
Speculative headquarters office block with ground-floor retail space Client
Argent Procurement features
Partnering between developer, design-and-build contractor and consultants was refined over four successive projects to produce a cost-effective, snag-free building Design features
  • Efficient floor plans with 82% net:gross ratio
  • Simple, robust architectural concept that could not be corrupted by design-and-build process Cost features
  • £12.3m construction cost for 11,473 m2 gross internal floor area, including developer’s fit-out to offices
  • £1073/m2 unit cost is 15% less than the typical Birmingham city-centre office, which costs £1270/m2
  • Presentable elevations on all four sides of freestanding building added to expense Form of contract
    JCT81 design-and-build contract Contract period
    20 months
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