BAM begins work on second Paradise building in UK

WCN Editorial Team 1 Mar 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Construct UK is set to begin work on Two Chamberlain Square, the second building at Paradise in Birmingham, UK.

The 183,000ft2 office building joins One Chamberlain Square in fronting the new public realm that will complete the first phase of the Paradise development.

Scheduled to be completed in late 2019, the two buildings will together offer more than 350,000ft2 of office and retail space.

BAM was appointed for the project in 2017.

As part of the site enabling works to Paradise, two basement levels have already been created.

BAM Design will prepare detailed structural and architectural design on the project.

One Chamberlain Square topped out in December 2017 and it has been fully pre-let to PwC, which will relocate its existing 1,400-strong Birmingham team and up to an additional 1,000 people to accommodate its regional growth.

Argent, which has worked with BAM on several projects in Birmingham and across the UK earlier, is the Paradise development manager.

BAM has constructed seven of the 11 buildings at Brindleyplace, as well as buildings at King’s Cross in London.

Two Chamberlain Square, an eight-storey building, has been designed by Birmingham-based Glenn Howells Architect.

Large open floorplates of 24,000ft2 make up the upper floors complemented by 16,000ft2 of retail space at ground level with access to both Chamberlain Square and Centenary Way.

Two Chamberlain Square will also feature a terrace on the sixth floor that will give panoramic views to the Grade II listed Museum & Art Gallery and Council House and the Grade I listed Town Hall.

With 1.8 million ft2, Paradise will deliver up to 10 new buildings, offering offices, shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and a four-star hotel across 17 acres in the heart of Birmingham.

The Paradise redevelopment is being implemented through Paradise Circus Limited Partnership (PCLP), a private-public joint venture with Birmingham City Council.

Hermes Investment Management, which has partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the first phase of the development, is managing the private sector funding.

Paradise is located in the largest city centre Enterprise Zone in the UK.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has already invested in enabling and infrastructure works for Paradise.

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