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Architecture of Birmingham

Birmingham has a wide variety of architecture originating from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, with not much remaining from its earlier histories. In today post, Boss Construction take a look at the various architecture in Birmingham and what time period it originates from.

Birmingham showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, including blobitecture within the construction of Selfridges in the Bullring Shopping Centre.

Since the industrial revolution which began in the 18th century, Birmingham has grown rapidly. There is said to be 1946 listed buildings in Birmingham and 13 scheduled monuments.

The Tallest Residential Building

In 2018, a 132-metre residential skyscraper gained approval to be built which will house over 480 high-tech apartments. The skyscraper will feature floor to ceiling glass windows on all sides with bronze framing to create a modern and eye-catching building.

Library of Birmingham

Birmingham’s library was designed by Francine Houben and in 2013 was named “Building of the Year”. Additionally, the library was built with an aquifer ground source system, making it more environmentally friendly.

The Cube

The Cube was inspired by Birmingham’s jewellery making and industrial heritage.

The Cube is a multi-use development that was designed by Ken Shuttleworth and features, a hotel, offices, shops and a skyline restaurant.

Boss Construction

The dedicated team at Boss Construction have been carrying out a wide variety of construction work across Birmingham for many years. Whether you are looking for an extension or a complete renovation of your home, we welcome you contact us. Please call today on 0121 353 8181 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.