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The Orion Building

 

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  • This tower, by Crosby Homes, is one of many towers either under construction or proposed in this area of the city.
  • This tower was originally granted planning permission in 2001 but has encountered a number of obstacles and changes.
  • The original contractor Carillion fell out with developers Crosby and ceased work on the site in 2002. However, work late started under new contractors Taylor Woodrow.
  • Also, since start of construction, the tower has re-applied for planning permission on a number of occasions and has increased its height from 22 floors to 26 floors due to popular demand adding another 29 apartments to this element of the building.
  • The building was engineered by BWB Consulting who had a number of challenges to overcome, not least fitting anti vibration mountings to the substructure to absorb disturbance from the nearby New Street Station, and vertical movement joints to help transfer loads between different sections of the building.

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Architect
John Rocha
Developer
Crosby Homes
Main Contractor
Taylor Woodrow
Structural Engineer
BWB Consulting

Reference Data

Reference No.
163
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
01-11-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Navigation Street, Birmingham. B5 4AA
Council
Birmingham City Council
County
West Midlands
Region
West Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2001
Construction start date
2004
Completion date
2007
Style
Post Modern

Roof Height (AGL)
90.00
Top Floor Height (AGL)
76.00

The Orion Building

Total Floors (O.G)
28
Total Floors (U.G)
5

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential
Secondary Use
Retail

Flats
130

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