Architect beats three others to land Birmingham job

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has won the competition to design the next building at Paradise Birmingham.

The practice beat Birmingham’s Associated Architects, Shedkm and Reiach and Hall in an invited competition run by developer Argent for the office building known as Three Chamberlain Square.


Source: FCBStudios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ winning design for Three Chamberlain Square in Paradise, Birmingham

It will sit in a prominent location in the £700m Paradise masterplan, to the west of the town hall and fronting on to Paradise Street.

It will become the fifth building to be built as part of the project, with a planning application expected to be lodged next year.

Rob Groves, Argent’s regional director, praised FCBStudios for its “outside-inside” design which he said would be highly sustainable.

The announcement follows the submission last month of a planning application for what the developer is calling “the world’s first pure octagonal residential tower”, the 49-storey Octagon designed by Glenn Howells Architects.

Paradise’s first two office blocks have been built by Bam.

The firm took over from Carillion on the Eric Parry Architects-designed One Chamberlain Square for PwC after the contractor went bust nearly three years ago.

And it built Two Chamberlain Square, designed by Howells which is also behind a third scheme at the site, One Centenary Way, which is being built by Sir Robert McAlpine on the site of the old Adrian Boult Hall conservatoire.


Where the new building will sit in the Paradise development