exchange square, phase 2

This development completes a larger masterplan that will form the ‘gateway’ to Birmingham following the completion of the neighbouring HS2 terminal. It is located adjacent to a large residential development that was also designed by this practice. It accommodates 375 apartments, 235 bed hotel, retail units, car parking, and a large public square. The design benefits from the use of pre-cast construction components that allows for a speedy erection of the facade, particularly to the 34 storey tower. Its aesthetic is in contrast to the adjoining brick buildings. It is, in part, a reference to the Brutiful Birmingham architectural language of the 1970s.