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Muirhead Tower Also known as Book Pile

 

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  • Muirhead Tower, Birmingham

Other Information

  • Designed by Sir Philip Dowson, an architect working for Arup Associates, the Muirhead Tower features two concrete and glass tower blocks connected to a central core that share the same podium.
  • A renovation programme led by Associated Architects ran from 2006 to 2008 and saw the main building completely reclad with the internal space refurbished and new retail added to the ground floor.

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Architect
Arup Group
Developer
University of Birmingham
Main Contractor
Galliford Try Partnerships
Renovation Architect
Associated Architects

Reference Data

Reference No.
1147
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
07-01-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, Birmingham. B15 2TT
Council
Birmingham City Council
County
West Midlands
Region
West Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1968
Construction start date
1969
Completion date
1971
Renovation Date
2008
Style
Modernist

Roof Height (AGL)
62.00 *

Total Floors (O.G)
15
Plant Floors
1

Market Data

Primary Use
University
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
12,000.00

Metres > Feet

* Estimated Height