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Hydrock transforming a key business quarter in central Birmingham

27th Jul 2021

Our Building Performance Engineering team are helping transform a landmark office block in Birmingham into professional modern working space, for Working Environments Ltd, on behalf of Willmott Dixon and Venture project managers.

The £40 million transformation of 10 Brindleyplace will see a complete replacement of the former outdated façades, a new double-height reception accessed from both Oozells Square and Broad Street, open-plan office floors and other amenities.

A striking reception area, designed by Associated Architects, will be the centrepiece of the new building, linked with a range of associated occupier facilities across the entirety of the ground floor space.

The project will bring two adjoining properties, numbers 8 and 10 Brindleyplace, together to form one building and create 175,000 sq ft of BREEAM Excellent rated office space, along with a café, fitness studio and bouldering wall, storage space for 100 bicycles, electric vehicle charging points and two communal roof terraces.

Hydrock’s Technical Director Adrian Morawski said, “This transformation of office stock is a perfect illustration of how we’re helping to re-energise buildings to welcome office workers back and create a sense of wellbeing, experience and a draw to be in the office – from the bouldering wall to the safe space to store your bike.”

As well as MEP BIM design for installation and prefabrication details, Hydrock is providing BIM-level coordination to support the on-site works. We’re using COBie as a standard to accumulate data on the building services design and systems, to help make the maintenance of the building easier for occupiers, facility managers and property managers. Our use of modelling technology has helped the whole project team to visualise and coordinate the construction programme, achieving more rapid progress on site.

Image courtesy of Associated Architects.