GHA’s proposals for One Centenary Way, the latest building to be constructed as part of the £700m Paradise Birmingham development are to be displayed at a public exhibition on 5 September. The proposed new c.290,000 sq ft office building, with ground floor retail and restaurants, will overlook the redesigned Centenary Square and open onto Centenary Way, the wide pedestrian boulevard that will link Chamberlain and Centenary Squares.
The proposed design incorporates three-metre-wide horizontal windows, encased within an exposed darker structural steel façade. The design reflects the industrial heritage of the city, yet contrasts and complements the architectural details of One and Two Chamberlain Square.
GHA Director, Dav Bansal said: “The complexities of the Paradise site – situated in the heart of the city, surrounded by historic listed buildings and spanning over the A38 tunnels – demands a creative, innovative and structural-led architectural solution. We believe that the design approach for One Centenary Way is both elegant and articulate; creating a striking structural landmark to bookend Centenary Square and deliver the next generation of open, flexible and bright working space.”
Rob Groves, Regional Director at Argent, commented: “There is significant momentum behind the Paradise scheme and this exhibition will highlight the detailed design of the next building in this transformational development. One Centenary Way will be one of the city’s most prominent buildings, overlooking the new upgraded Centenary Square and forming a landmark entrance to the Paradise development. I would encourage anybody who lives, works or visits the area regularly to come along and see the plans for themselves.”
Argent, Development Manager for the scheme, is preparing to submit the planning application for One Centenary Way on behalf of Hermes Investment Management, the £30.1 billion manager.
The exhibition is open to the public on the 7th Floor of 77 Paradise Circus, between 8am and 8pm on Tuesday 5th September. For those unable to attend the exhibition, the proposals will be available to view at www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk