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Elliott Brown Art; Culture & creativity
13 Apr 2021 - Elliott Brown
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Chamberlain Square - places to visit mapped for you

Here we have mapped a selection of places that we would recommend you visit in Chamberlain Square.

This includes: 

Chamberlain Memorial, The Town Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, One and Two Chamberlain Square and The Dishoom restaurant.

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Chamberlain Square - places to visit mapped for you





Here we have mapped a selection of places that we would recommend you visit in Chamberlain Square.

This includes: 

Chamberlain Memorial, The Town Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, One and Two Chamberlain Square and The Dishoom restaurant.


Chamberlain Square

Chamberlain Square is where a modern and thriving Birmingham connects with the City's amazing history and heritage. 

Chamberlain Square is home to Birmingham's Town Hall and to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.   

Between 2010 and 2020, the square was completely redeveloped.

Chamberlain Square is at the heart of the Paradise scheme with One Chamberlain Square and Two Chamberlain Square being the two flagship builds of the Paradise development.  

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Chamberlain Square. Photography by Mat Burling.

Go HERE for more about Chamberlain Square.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is situated in Chamberlain Square, and first opened in 1885. The gallery was extended in 1911, and is above the Council House. Home of Big Brum clocktower.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located in Birmingham's Chamberlain Square.

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from Chamberlain Square (July 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

Go HERE for our feature on Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery

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Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed building which is a concert hall and venue for popular assemblies. 

It was opened in 1834 and is situated in Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square. Birmingham Town Hall was also the first significant work of the 19th-century revival of Roman architecture. 

The Town Hall was built in 1834 by Joseph Hansom. When installed the Town Hall's 6,000-pipe William Hill concert organ was largest and most technologically advanced in the world. Between 1784 - 1912 the city hosted the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival and the Town Hall was built to cope with its popularity with greats like Felix Mendelssohn and Edward Elgar performing there.

The Town Hall closed in 1996 for refurbishment works. And renovation works were completed by 2007. It was reopened in 2008 by The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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Photography by Daniel Sturley

Go HERE for our feature on Birmingham Town Hall.

Dishoom restaurant

Dishoom Birmingham can be found at One Chamberlain Square in Chamberlain Square. Here you can find a lovingly curated menu of Bombay comfort food and enjoy first-class drinks all day, every day.

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For more on Dishoom Birmingham, reservations and delivery service, go HERE.

One Chamberlain Square 

One Chamberlain Square is a curvaceous 8-story building and a great example of how modern architecture can sit naturally alongside historic builds and complement a city's heritage. This is the first of the modern buildings to open as part of Argent's huge and transformative Paradise development. The building was designed by Eric Parry Architects and is home to international professional services firm pwc. 

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For our feature on One Chamberlain Square, go HERE.

Two Chamberlain Square

Two Chamberlain Square has closely followed One Chamberlain Square in the developments to open as part of the Paradise complex. Two Chamberlain Square is a mixed use office retail development. 

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Chamberlain Memorial

The Chamberlain Memorial was unveiled in 1880 in honour of Joseph Chamberlain (while he was still alive) It was sculpted by John Henry Chamberlain (no relation). Joseph Chamberlain had served as Mayor of the Town of Birmingham. Birmingham didn't gain City Status until 1889. Chamberlain was also a Town Councillor, and later served as a Birmingham Member of Parliament. The memorial is in the neo-gothic style.

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Chamberlain Memorial (following a post development jet wash) courtesy Daniel Sturley

Thomas Attwood Sculpture

Thomas Attwood was the first Birmingham Member of Parliament (from 1832 to 1840). He founded the Birmingham Political Union in 1830 and in 1832 held a rally calling for Political Reform. The "sitting" statue was scupted by Sioban Coppinger and Fiona Peever.

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The sitting scupture of Thomas Attwood in Chamberlain Square. Photography by Bethly Hallows. 

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Stephen Giles Construction & regeneration
22 Oct 2020 - Stephen Giles
News & Updates

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Reinvention

Birmingham’s famous Repertory Theatre is set to undergo dramatic new works that’ll see a new striking new entrance on the iconic façade - and in turn securing the long-term future of the company!

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Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Reinvention





Birmingham’s famous Repertory Theatre is set to undergo dramatic new works that’ll see a new striking new entrance on the iconic façade - and in turn securing the long-term future of the company!


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The remodelling of its front of house areas aims to produce a more permeable façade and open plan layout internally – one that engages with the outside public and ultimately increase footfall.

Approved in December 2019, The REP are aiming for a 2021 completion date to coincide with the celebration of its 50th anniversary on Centenary Square. 

EMBRACING CHANGE

The REP, like many arts organisations, has suffered against the backdrop of untimely funding cuts, meaning that this project is absolutely vital as it strives to become financially sustainable; the remodelling has been designed to increase footfall, which in turn will help increase revenues.

What a time to re-invent given the other significant regeneration projects within the area -namely Centenary Square, the Arena Central redevelopment, and Symphony Hall. 

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In addition to the new entrance, works will see the introduction of external balconies, two free-standing feature structures, illuminated signage, digital screens, and enhanced forecourt landscaping works.

Internally, alterations to public areas will see the creation of informal performance spaces, improved orientation, an upgrade to the current bar and catering, as well as the introduction of a new restaurant on the first floor and other such units.

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Existing floor plans: (Right click for a closer look)

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Approved floor plans: (Right click for a closer look)

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DID YOU KNOW?

The architects behind the scheme, APEC, consulted in-depth during the planning process, and even contacted the buildings original designer, Graham Winteringham, 92, who pointed out that a central entrance was originally considered but was ultimately ruled out due to the location of a pool of water in a civic square that was never realised. Second times a charm!

Words by Stephen, with RIBA 3 images (subject to change) from APEC Architects.

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
02 Jul 2020 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

Birmingham, Chamberlain Square is Close to Re-Opening

It looks as if Chamberlain Square in the very heart of the city is soon to re-open and will once again become a primary destination for Brummies and visitors alike. It does look familiar and at least one of the statues, Thomas Attwood, is being reinstalled. 8 of the latest photos in this post plus a look back at the square before the redevelopment, seems so long ago now, we can't wait!

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Birmingham, Chamberlain Square is Close to Re-Opening





It looks as if Chamberlain Square in the very heart of the city is soon to re-open and will once again become a primary destination for Brummies and visitors alike. It does look familiar and at least one of the statues, Thomas Attwood, is being reinstalled. 8 of the latest photos in this post plus a look back at the square before the redevelopment, seems so long ago now, we can't wait!


A section of the Chamberlain Monument is test cleaned, 30th June 2020.

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The statue of Thomas Attwood is being reinstalled, the Paradise Birmingham news story is here: https://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/2020/07/01/thomas-attwood-is-heading-back-to-paradise/

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The Statue of Thomas Attwood in Chamberlain Square - July 2014

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Chamberlain Square up to 2016

Chamberlain Square - July 2014

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery during 'City of Colours' festival - August 2014

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Winter Craft Market 2016

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One of new navigation signs in 2016

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The portrait relief of Joseph Chamberlain on the Chamberlain Monument 2016

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Mural artwork on the Central Library 2016

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Ice sculptures as part of the Minimum Monument event for WW1 remembrance 2016

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The Chamberlain Monument, 'Big Brum' at Museum and art gallery and the dome of the City Council House 2016

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A 'Brumgull' on the stature of James Watt 2016

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Beautiful Mosaic on the Chamberlain Monument

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The Demolition of the Central Library 2016

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The start of the construction of PwC's One Chamberlain Square 2016

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If you are intersted in the construction at Paradise Birmingham visit ItsYourBuild and the One & Two Chamberlain Square feature projects.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
20 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The PwC Partners Opening of One Chamberlain Square - 19th December 2019

Daniel was delighted to attend the PwC Partners Opening and tour of the completed One Chamberlain Square where he collected his copy of the book 'One Chamberlain Square - Everything is Possible' containing his photos of the construction of this iconic addittion to the city centre. Great photos of the astounding interior in this gallery. Thanks to Matt Hammond, Chair, PwC Midlands.

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The PwC Partners Opening of One Chamberlain Square - 19th December 2019





Daniel was delighted to attend the PwC Partners Opening and tour of the completed One Chamberlain Square where he collected his copy of the book 'One Chamberlain Square - Everything is Possible' containing his photos of the construction of this iconic addittion to the city centre. Great photos of the astounding interior in this gallery. Thanks to Matt Hammond, Chair, PwC Midlands.


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Wordsmith Casey Bailey recites his poem about the Midlands, now on the wall at One Chamberlain Square.

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Casey Bailey, Matt Hammond and Daniel Sturley.

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One of the many 'Living Walls', moss that gives out a significant amount of oxygen.

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Booth for private phone calls.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
07 Nov 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square - November 2019

Two Chamberlain Square currently offers some great reflections of the Museum and Art Gallery, the Joseph Chamberlain Monument and the Council House while we wait for the new renovated Chamberlain Square to open. All these taken from the entrance to the Museum.

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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square - November 2019





Two Chamberlain Square currently offers some great reflections of the Museum and Art Gallery, the Joseph Chamberlain Monument and the Council House while we wait for the new renovated Chamberlain Square to open. All these taken from the entrance to the Museum.


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