Technical excellence and considerate construction make this new Birmingham landmark a project to be proud of.
45 Church Street in the heart of Birmingham’s business district provides 12,000m2 of high quality office accommodation and two basement levels.
This new city landmark features a stunning 13-storey glazed wall façade. Roof terraces on the third and tenth floors and glass-backed scenic lifts offer panoramic views across the city.
The development replaces a 1970s office block, providing double the floor space of the previous structure on the same footprint.
We devised an alternative foundation design which provided a simpler, more commercially efficient solution.
Our Design Group formulated the temporary propping required to create the building’s 8m deep basement and provided ongoing analysis throughout a process that included underpinning an adjacent Grade II listed building.
We also advised on the construction of the post-tensioned floor slabs that, because of their thinner section, allowed the client to include an extra storey in the building.
45 Church Street won a Silver Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme in 2008. The team was praised by the judges for showing “exemplary public care and accountability”.
The judges continued: “The company ethos is to be a caring contractor and this site demonstrated the lengths to which Sir Robert McAlpine is prepared to go to achieve the highest Considerate Constructors standards and to be a credit to the industry.”
The scheme followed this success with a Bronze Award in 2009.