Our role

In his time as an Associate at Ove Arup, Martin was responsible for overseeing engineering for buildings three and five.

Project details

Brindleyplace is a vibrant mixed-use scheme in Birmingham comprised of 11 buildings and three public squares. Regeneration on the former brownfield site began over twenty years ago and now around 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office space, retail and leisure accommodation is provided in a new city centre.

Working with Argent, Ove Arup was involved with every phase of development, from site infrastructure and traffic planning, to structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering for many of the buildings.

Building number three provides 25,488 sq ft of office space, featuring an open plan floorplate and a full height, glazed atrium. Number five has 120,000 sq ft of office space and a number of environmentally sustainable features such as an upflow air conditioning system with heat recovery, openable windows and energy saving lighting and controls.

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Statistics

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Dates: December 1996-1998
  • Size:
    25,488 sq ft (No 3)
    120,000 sq ft (No 5)
  • Budget: £15m
  • Project Team:
    Architect: Sidell Gibson
    Engineer: Arup
    Contractor – HGB