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Two Chamberlain Square with Chamberlain Memorial in foreground

Two Chamberlain Square with Chamberlain Memorial in foreground

View of the building's full height porticos look onto Chamberlain Square

The building's full height porticos look onto Chamberlain Square

Two Chamberlain Square viewed through the columns of the historic Town Hall

Two Chamberlain Square complements the historic setting which includes the Town Hall and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

View of office space looking out onto the redeveloped Chamberlain Square

Office spaces looks out onto the redeveloped Chamberlain Square

Elegant business lounge reception

Elegant business lounge reception

View of the roof terrace with city views

The roof terrace provides panoramic city views

Concept sketch

Concept sketch

Building section

Building section through Chamberlain Square

Lower ground floor plan

Lower ground floor plan

Two Chamberlain Square

Birmingham is one of Europe’s fastest growing, youngest and most diverse cities. A modern place with a world-renowned heritage as the cradle of the industrial revolution and a reputation for doing things differently. As a part of the first phase of Paradise, our masterplan for developer MEPC, Two Chamberlain Square, is a significant milestone in realising our vision for this historically significant area of the city.

Surrounded by some of the UK’s finest civic buildings, our brief was to deliver a distinctive offer that would embrace the opportunity offered by this unique location and attract the highest calibre of occupiers. Today, Two Chamberlain Square is an elegant backdrop to Birmingham’s most significant Victorian heritage. It offers quality, permanence and prominence to occupiers and, together with the regenerated Chamberlain Square, has restored the city’s civic ‘heart’.

Despite being strikingly different to its Victorian neighbours, the design of the building references their composition, materials, proportions and rhythm. The materials reflect the tone of the Town Hall’s Anglesey limestone, and the elegant grandeur of the full-height portico columns is a striking contrast to its surroundings. The slender columns run the full height of the building with the same number of bays as the Corinthian columns of the Town Hall, allowing the eye to run vertically along the façade without obstruction.

Internally, the building offers 180,000 sq ft of Grade A office space. Floorplates can accommodate either a single occupier or multiple tenants, and an extensive roof terrace provides panoramic views of the city for enjoyment, relaxation and contemplation. Within the lower podium floors, a high-quality cycling hub and disabled parking, with a fully accessible route from the car park to the workspace, are provided. At ground level, the building is activated by a generous double-height reception area—with a business lounge open to both tenants and the public—retail and restaurant space.

Client MEPC
Location Birmingham
Size 21,125 sq m
Status Completed 2020
Environmental BREEAM Excellent 2020
Awards BD Office Architect of the Year 2022
Shauna Bradley
Francesca Ghavami-Milnes
Charlotte Gallen
Dav Bansal
Daniel Mulligan