One Chamberlain Square - City architecture

One Chamberlain Square is a curvaceous 8-story building and a great example of how modern architecture can sit naturally alongside historic builds and complement a city's heritage. 


One Chamberlain Square

Birmingham 

B3 3HQ

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

Architect: Eric Parry Architects

Construction: BAM

Developer: Argent

 

In brief

One Chamberlain Square has been the first of the modern buildings to open as part of Argent's huge and transformative Paradise development in the centre of Birmingham. 

One Chamberlain Square. Photography by Daniel Sturley.

The building was designed by Eric Parry Architects and built by BAM.  

One Chamberlain Square is home to international professional services firm pwc.

Dishoom Birmingham occupies 11,000 sq.ft of restaurant/bar space on the ground floor of One Chamberlain Square.

Photography by Peter Manchester

 

Story of the build

August 2016

Construction of One Chamberlain Square commences.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

October 2016

Foundation piling and a big hole to start the core.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

November 2016

Steel for the foundation piles arrives.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

December 2016

Lots of lower steel structure started.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

February 2017

The building's foot print starts to show its shape.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

March 2017

Street level floor construction starts.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

April 2017

Demolition continues around the rising building at Paradise Birmingham.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

May 2017

The rear of the building as the structure starts to rise above street level.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

June 2017

The building rises above the hordings from Centenary Way.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

July 2017

The Paradise Birmingham Big Sleuth Bear makes an appearance.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

August 2017

The curvy shap of the build starts to become apparent.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

September 2017

One Chamberlain Square under construction from the Library of Birmingham's 'Secret Garden'.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

October 2017

The curves from Great Charles Street.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

November 2017

The first sign of windows at One Chamberlain Square.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

December 2017

Windows wrap the lower floors at One Chamberlain Square as the main structure nears completion.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

January 2018

From Great Charles Street.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

February 2018

The roof parapet structure is installed.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

March 2018

Demolition of the southside of the Paradise Birmingham site continues.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

April 2018

Windows on the lower structure are now almost complete.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

May 2018

Installation of the vertical terracotta stripes commences.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

June 2018

Many more stripes are now added all round the building.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

June 2018

The building seen from Paradise street as the lower structure of Two Chamberlain Square sarts to rise.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

July 2018

A lot of the vertical terracotta stripes are installed.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

August 2018

Two Chamberlain Square rises along side as more foors are added.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

September 2018

The first opportunity to see some architectural detail of the finished cladding.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

October 2018

The building looking almost externally complete from Victoria Square.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

November 2018

Two Chamberlain Square rises to level with its sibling.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

December 2018

Finishing touches are made to the exterior of One Chamberlain Square.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

January 2019

Two Chamberlain Square hints at the look an feel of the new Chamberlain Square.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

February 2019

One Chamberlain Square is close to external completion.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

March 2019

The externally finished building as seen from Centenary Square.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

April 2019

One Chamberlain Square with the Clock Tower of the Museum and Art Gallery ('Big Brum')

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

May 2019

One  Chamberlain Square with some 'Beaky Blinders' in Centenary Square.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

June 2019

One and Two Chamberlain Square as seen from the Library of Birmingham's Lower Terrace.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

July 2019

One Chamberlain Square offers some great opprtunities for reflection photos.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

August 2019

One and Two Chamberlain Square as seen from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Internal fit out of One Chamberlain Square commences. For more, see article at http://BirminghamWeAre.net/post/1891

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

September 2019

The externall complete One Chamberlain Square with Baskerville House.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

October 2019

One and Two Chamberlain Square with the massive concrete core for 103 Colmore Row behind. 

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

November 2019

The canyon of Centenary Way with One and Twoo Chamberlain Square externally completed.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

December 2019

Opening of One Chamberlain Square by pwc - For more, see article at http://BirminghamWeAre.net/post/2029

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

See the full construction gallery of hundreds of photos covering the whole build here: FULL GALLERY

 

Project dates

31 May 2016 - On-going

Passions

Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture

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