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Upper Gough Street Approved

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By Tony Mead – 16th September 2021

In another exciting development for Corstorphine & Wright, Birmingham City Council has approved the construction of two new office buildings in Birmingham City Centre, totalling 180,000 sq. ft. on Upper Gough Street.

Together with our clients, City Realty Ltd, we have developed a scheme that incorporates two unique buildings which will provide flexible office space, roof terraces and restaurants at ground level which reinforce a new pedestrian route through The Peace Gardens. It aims to provide high quality social and working spaces that allow collaborative working in the city that is close to the existing transport network and commercial districts.

Located next to St. Thomas’ Peace Gardens, these buildings have been inspired by the façade of St Thomas’ Church that was partially destroyed in the Birmingham Blitz of 1940. The Peace Garden stands as a memorial to those killed in armed conflict and a monument to peace, and this proposal will help to enhance its value as a valuable green space within the heart of the city.

The building has been designed with sustainability in mind from the outset, with the target to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding office building that would be the first of its kind in Birmingham. These are values that Corstorphine & Wright hold in high importance throughout all our projects, and we look forward to delivering these key landmark office buildings as part of a wider regeneration of this part of the city.

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