Construction group, BAM has been chosen to build Two Chamberlain Square, the second building in the first phase of the Paradise development. The 183,000 sq ft building is due for completion in 2019, shortly after One Chamberlain Square, and is being constructed on a speculative basis.
The Glenn Howells Architects design will feature elegant columns to reflect the architecture of the Town Hall, as well as full-length glazing with unrivalled views over Chamberlain Square. Opening out onto the redesigned public realm, Two Chamberlain Square will bring the public space to life, complementing some of Birmingham’s finest civic buildings including the Town Hall, Council House and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Construction of One Chamberlain Square is already underway, with completion expected in autumn 2018. The public realm enhancements to Chamberlain Square will also be implemented during this period and Two Chamberlain Square will complete in early 2019.
BAM has been appointed by a JV between Hermes Investment Management, the £28.6 billion manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a professional investment management organisation that invests on behalf of 18 million Canada Pension Plan contributors and beneficiaries.
The Paradise redevelopment is being brought forward through Paradise Circus Limited Partnership (PCLP), a private-public joint venture with Birmingham City Council. The private sector funding is being managed by Hermes Investment Management which has partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the first phase of the development. Argent is the development manager.
A website showcasing the proposals for Paradise, in addition to a live time-lapse camera, can be viewed here
BAM has a fantastic track record, which we’ve experienced first-hand at Brindleyplace and King’s Cross. In this case we were really impressed with the team’s understanding of the unique constraints of the Paradise site which is vital to the successful delivery of Two Chamberlain Square." Rob Groves, Regional Director at Argent