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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.

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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.

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
07 Nov 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

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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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
01 Nov 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square - October 2019

Here's a gallery of recent photos of One Chamberlain Square, the near completion of the paving of Centenary Way giving some nice perspectives of the front entrance, with nice reflections of the Museum and Art Gallery in the curved windows.

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square - October 2019





Here's a gallery of recent photos of One Chamberlain Square, the near completion of the paving of Centenary Way giving some nice perspectives of the front entrance, with nice reflections of the Museum and Art Gallery in the curved windows.


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