FCBStudios wins competition to design for Three Chamberlain Square

Three Chamberlain Square

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) has won the competition to design the next building at Paradise Birmingham, with sustainable design that will bring a completely new standard of workplace to Birmingham, one that is relevant for the time as well as the location and will interact with its surroundings in an open way. The £700 million Paradise redevelopment is being brought forward through a private-public joint venture with Birmingham City Council.

The private sector funding is being managed by the international business of Federated Hermes while Argent is the development manager. The news about Three Chamberlain Square follows the submission of a planning application for the world’s first pure octagonal residential tower. Plans for Octagon, which will tower above the city at 49 storeys or 155 metres in height, were submitted to Birmingham City Council in October.

These announcements also come hot on the heels of the installation of 1,156 tonnes of huge steel trusses on the site of One Centenary Way where a new thirteen storey, 280,000 sq ft commercial building is currently under construction. Despite the challenges of 2020, it has been a huge year for the development, with several occupier, development and planning announcements made and with more to come.

Rob Groves, Regional Director with Argent, said: “Huge congratulations to FCBStudios for the hard work they put into creating a winning design for our next building. Three Chamberlain Square is going to be an exciting and unique addition to the Paradise estate and we can’t wait to bring forward more details on the proposals as we move into 2021. “One of the themes in FCBStudios pitch was for an ‘outside-inside’ design that would be highly sustainable and this made the design stand out in what was a very high quality field.”

“They have also designed a building that has a compelling architectural story behind it and makes a powerful statement in its own right as well as fitting in perfectly to a larger scheme and masterplan. “The fact that FCBStudios also designed the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Eastside, which formerly sat on the site of Three Chamberlain Square, also means the completion of a historic design circle in relation to this particular part of the Paradise site.”

At almost 2 million square feet, Paradise is delivering up to 10 new flagship buildings, offering offices, shops, bars, cafés, restaurants and a hotel across 17 acres in the heart of the city, together with the proposed Octagon residential building. Paradise sits in the country’s largest city centre Enterprise Zone and has already benefited from investment by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) in enabling and infrastructure works. Source and image Courtesy of FCBStudios.

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