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Birmingham Post and Mail HQ

 

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  • Post and Mail at dusk
  • Post and Mail under demolition, July 2005

Other Information

  • The Birmingham Post and Mail Building was one of the first glass slab International blocks built in the United Kingdom and initially considered an architectural triumph. The tower was designed to be distinct from the printwork podium it stood over.
  • With an aluminium framed tower, much of the building had an extravagant finish that featured black Argentine granite and white Sicilian marble.
  • By the start of the 21st century the building was tired on the outside, in need of internal renovation, and lay on a prime development area but attempts at listing it were refused and demolition was done in 2005.

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Architect
John Madin
Developer
Birmingham Post
Structural Engineer
Roy Bolsover and Associates

Reference Data

Reference No.
207
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
27-10-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Colmore Circus, Birmingham. B4
Council
Birmingham City Council
County
West Midlands
Region
West Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Proposal date
1960
Construction start date
1961
Completion date
1964
Demolition Date
2005
Style
International

Roof Height (AGL)
67.00
Top Floor Height (AGL)
64.00

Total Floors (O.G)
16
Plant Floors
1

Market Data

Primary Use
Office


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