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10 Brindleyplace, Brunswick St Birmingham
We carried out the £38.8 m CAT A refurbishment of 10 Brindleyplace in Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon Construction who will provide specialist structural elements, on behalf of CBRE Investment Management.
The aim of the brief was to combine buildings 10 and 8 Brindleyplace into one building and transform the former home of Natwest into a new, modern commercial office space with a focus on smart technology, sustainability and wellness making it a desirable location for future occupants.
The redevelopment linked numbers 10 and 8 Brindleyplace into one building to create a single floor by floor open office space of 212,000 sq ft over nine floors and delivered one of Birmingham’s largest available floorplates at over 27,000 sq ft. Works included an internal reconfiguration, with the construction of a brand new reception space addressing Oozells Square and Cumberland Street and the creation of a new entrance to Broad Street.
A full curtain walling system provides views across the Birmingham skyline and with an open terrace roof space for relaxation. The project also sees upgrades to passenger lifts, as well as occupier amenities which includes new fitness facilities, with a fitness studio and bouldering wall, cycle storage for 100 bicycles, electric vehicle charging and two communal landscaped roof terraces.
In addition, smart building technologies have been deployed to provide real-time energy monitoring and enhance user experience, for building access and organising events.
The completed works have delivered:
- A new double height reception, totalling 9,000 sq ft including a café, business lounge and conference facilities.
- New M&E systems and lifts throughout.
- 91 secure car parking spaces including 24 EV charging spaces.
- 840 sq ft of solar panels.
- The installation of internal and external green walls and a green roof.
- The façade has been completely redesigned to improve its identity using three types of contemporary style bricks; Atlas Grey, Leicester Grey and Blue Glazed Bricks. There is a total number of 245,413 bricks installed on the project, which covers an approximate area of 3,704m2.
- 10 Brindleyplace was designed with a strong emphasis on occupier wellness and sustainable design. It is Birmingham’s first building to achieve Fitwel 2 stars accreditation, a standard that measures occupant health and wellbeing.
- It has also achieved the following certificates: EPC A rating, BREEAM Excellent and WiredScore Platinum.
- In line with Willmott Dixon Interior’s 2030 Sustainability Now or Never Brilliant Building ambitions to achieve net zero carbon by 2030, the project delivered efficiencies such as 60% savings on embodied carbon compared to creating a new development, 65% annual operations energy savings, compared to a typical office of equal size, 53% operational carbon reduction, compared to pre-refurbishment and savings of 658 tonnes of CO2 per year.
- We worked with JTL, one of the largest work-based learning providers in England and Wales to run a 10 week traineeship programme to help kickstart a career in construction for eleven local NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) teenagers aged between 16 and 18 years old. The first six weeks of the programme focussed on employability workshops, where they worked towards their Health and Safety Level 1 certificate while earning their CSCS cards. The final four weeks were then site based work experience at our Willmott Dixon Interiors site; 10 Brindleyplace in central Birmingham and at Willmott Dixon Construction’s Phoenix Arts Centre project in Leicester.
- Through our project at 10 Brindleyplace , we were able to provide 100 drills to OLDP CIO; a charity that provide opportunities for women within the built environment industry. Willmott Dixon Interiors are proud to be at the forefront of providing opportunities that the construction industry offers to both men and women, and as a business, we have an ambitious drive to achieve gender parity in what was widely perceived as a male dominated industry by 2030.