Arup has been involved with every phase of Brindleyplace which spans over 20 years. ; Arup has been involved with every phase of Brindleyplace which spans over 20 years. ;

Brindleyplace, Birmingham

A vibrant business community 20 years in the making

Today, with 11 buildings set around three public squares, Brindleyplace is an exemplary mixed-use, city centre development. The story of this former brownfield site’s rejuvenation, illustrates the need for meticulous, flexible planning that can respond to changes in the market.

Arup has been involved with every phase of Brindleyplace. Two decades of work began with the site infrastructure, traffic planning and services diversion works across the whole site. We also provided expertise in structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering for many of the buildings in the development.

 

Project Summary


20 years of multi-disciplinary services

600,000 sq. ft. of mixed use development

1st BREEAM excellent rated building in Birmingham

Brindleyplace, a former 17-acre brownfield site. Brindleyplace, a former 17-acre brownfield site.

Two decades of detailed planning

Brindleyplace is a vibrant mixed-use scheme which comprises in excess of 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office space, plus a range of retail and leisure accommodation.

A first for Birmingham

The final office building, Number Eleven, was the first in Birmingham to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. Arup's brief was to provide building services and engineering design for100,000 sq. ft. of office space on an extremely restricted site. The site was bounded by existing buildings and highways, and complicated by major utilities running through its centre. Working closely with the architect, Glenn Howells, we designed the building services to maximise the office floorplate and net lettable area while enabling each floorplate to be divisible. By analysing the facade, our building physicists helped optimise the architectural design to achieve low energy consumption.

Brindleyplace, a former 17-acre brownfield site, is recognised as an example of ‘best practice’ of mixed use, city centre development Brindleyplace, a former 17-acre brownfield site, is recognised as an example of ‘best practice’ of mixed use, city centre development