Architect beats three others to land Birmingham job

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has been given planning for its Three Chamberlain Square scheme at the £1.2bn Paradise Birmingham scheme.

In 2020, the practice beat Birmingham’s Associated Architects, Shedkm and Reiach and Hall in an invited competition run by then developer Argent for the 10-storey office building.

It will sit in a prominent location in the Paradise masterplan, to the west of the town hall and fronting on to Paradise Street.

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Three Chamberlain Square will run across 10 storeys

Others working on the scheme include project manager and cost consultant Faithful & Gould, which is also principal designer, and civil and structural engineer Cundall.

The 185,000 sq ft building is part of the second phase of the Paradise job which is now being masterminded by developer MEPC, which took over the scheme from Argent last summer.

As well as Three Chamberlain Square, a series of new public squares and pedestrian routes through the development, designed by landscape architect Grant Associates, will also be built.

Sir Robert McAlpine is close to completing another part of the second phase, the 17-storey One Centenary Way office building, which has been built on the site of the old Adrian Boult Hall conservatoire, and designed by Glenn Howell Architects.

The same practice is behind the 49-storey Octagon building, which is has acquired its name because of its shape, and which was also part of the Paradise scheme’s second phase.

But MEPC last year sold the tower to Singapore firm City Developments Limited which will now mastermind construction of the £110m scheme which is due to be completed by Midgard in 2025.

Paradise’s first two office blocks, which are already open and designed by Eric Parry and Howells respectively, have both been built by Bam.

A 17-storey hotel at the Paradise development was given the green light by the council earlier this year. It has been designed by ISA Architecture & Design and Howells. No contractor has yet been appointed.


Where the new building will sit in the Paradise development