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The Wesleyan & General Assurance building, Colmore Row / Steelhouse Lane, built 1991 by Peter, Hing & Jones. 
According to the Pevsner Guide: “A poor attempt at Postmodern, and very big.”

The Wesleyan & General Assurance building, Colmore Row / Steelhouse Lane, built 1991 by Peter, Hing & Jones. 

According to the Pevsner Guide: “A poor attempt at Postmodern, and very big.”

Brindley House and BT Tower, view from Newhall Square, Jewellery Quarter. Brindley House built 1968 by D.K. McGowen. BT Tower (formerly known as the Post Office Tower) built 1967.

Brindley House and BT Tower, view from Newhall Square, Jewellery Quarter. Brindley House built 1968 by D.K. McGowen. BT Tower (formerly known as the Post Office Tower) built 1967.

Birmingham Sealife Centre, built in 1996 by Foster & Partners. Tucked away in a corner of Brindley Place.
According to the Pevsner Guide: “Its three-dimensional ray shape spoilt by poor grey-blue cladding”. 
Not Norman Foster’s finest hour.

Birmingham Sealife Centre, built in 1996 by Foster & Partners. Tucked away in a corner of Brindley Place.

According to the Pevsner Guide: “Its three-dimensional ray shape spoilt by poor grey-blue cladding”. 

Not Norman Foster’s finest hour.

Birmingham Town Hall, built 1834.
See this previous post on Telling Storeys for the full story of how the building came to be. 

Birmingham Town Hall, built 1834.

See this previous post on Telling Storeys for the full story of how the building came to be. 

Crocodile Works, Porchester St / Summer La, Newtown, Birmingham. Glenn Howells Architects, completed in 2010. Social housing development by Midland Heart.

Crocodile Works, Porchester St / Summer La, Newtown, Birmingham. Glenn Howells Architects, completed in 2010. Social housing development by Midland Heart.

Birmingham Conservatoire (left) and Central Library (right). 

Birmingham Conservatoire (left) and Central Library (right). 

Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square. Completed in 1879 by Joseph Chamberlain (who else?).

Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square. Completed in 1879 by Joseph Chamberlain (who else?).

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon. Redeveloped in 2010 at a cost of £112m. The redevelopment team, led by RSC Chief Executive Peter Wilson, included architects Bennetts Associates. New sections of building include a 36m tower with views across Stratford town centre and the River Avon.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon. Redeveloped in 2010 at a cost of £112m. The redevelopment team, led by RSC Chief Executive Peter Wilson, included architects Bennetts Associates. New sections of building include a 36m tower with views across Stratford town centre and the River Avon.

Birmingham School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter. Original building completed in 1865 by J.G. Bland, converted to a goldsmith’s in 1890 by Martin & Chamberlain. Additions in 1906 & 1911 by Cossins, Peacock & Bewley. Most recent work (including changes to Vittoria St façade shown here on left) carried out in 1993 by Associated Architects.

Birmingham School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter. Original building completed in 1865 by J.G. Bland, converted to a goldsmith’s in 1890 by Martin & Chamberlain. Additions in 1906 & 1911 by Cossins, Peacock & Bewley. Most recent work (including changes to Vittoria St façade shown here on left) carried out in 1993 by Associated Architects.

Printing Works, Printing House Street, Birmingham. This is the only surviving part of John H.D. Madin & Partner’s Post & Mail development completed in 1966.

Printing Works, Printing House Street, Birmingham. This is the only surviving part of John H.D. Madin & Partner’s Post & Mail development completed in 1966.

The Wesleyan & General Assurance building, Colmore Row / Steelhouse Lane, built 1991 by Peter, Hing & Jones. 
According to the Pevsner Guide: “A poor attempt at Postmodern, and very big.”

The Wesleyan & General Assurance building, Colmore Row / Steelhouse Lane, built 1991 by Peter, Hing & Jones. 

According to the Pevsner Guide: “A poor attempt at Postmodern, and very big.”

Brindley House and BT Tower, view from Newhall Square, Jewellery Quarter. Brindley House built 1968 by D.K. McGowen. BT Tower (formerly known as the Post Office Tower) built 1967.

Brindley House and BT Tower, view from Newhall Square, Jewellery Quarter. Brindley House built 1968 by D.K. McGowen. BT Tower (formerly known as the Post Office Tower) built 1967.

Birmingham Sealife Centre, built in 1996 by Foster & Partners. Tucked away in a corner of Brindley Place.
According to the Pevsner Guide: “Its three-dimensional ray shape spoilt by poor grey-blue cladding”. 
Not Norman Foster’s finest hour.

Birmingham Sealife Centre, built in 1996 by Foster & Partners. Tucked away in a corner of Brindley Place.

According to the Pevsner Guide: “Its three-dimensional ray shape spoilt by poor grey-blue cladding”. 

Not Norman Foster’s finest hour.

Birmingham Town Hall, built 1834.
See this previous post on Telling Storeys for the full story of how the building came to be. 

Birmingham Town Hall, built 1834.

See this previous post on Telling Storeys for the full story of how the building came to be. 

Crocodile Works, Porchester St / Summer La, Newtown, Birmingham. Glenn Howells Architects, completed in 2010. Social housing development by Midland Heart.

Crocodile Works, Porchester St / Summer La, Newtown, Birmingham. Glenn Howells Architects, completed in 2010. Social housing development by Midland Heart.

Birmingham Conservatoire (left) and Central Library (right). 

Birmingham Conservatoire (left) and Central Library (right). 

Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square. Completed in 1879 by Joseph Chamberlain (who else?).

Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square. Completed in 1879 by Joseph Chamberlain (who else?).

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon. Redeveloped in 2010 at a cost of £112m. The redevelopment team, led by RSC Chief Executive Peter Wilson, included architects Bennetts Associates. New sections of building include a 36m tower with views across Stratford town centre and the River Avon.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon. Redeveloped in 2010 at a cost of £112m. The redevelopment team, led by RSC Chief Executive Peter Wilson, included architects Bennetts Associates. New sections of building include a 36m tower with views across Stratford town centre and the River Avon.

Birmingham School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter. Original building completed in 1865 by J.G. Bland, converted to a goldsmith’s in 1890 by Martin & Chamberlain. Additions in 1906 & 1911 by Cossins, Peacock & Bewley. Most recent work (including changes to Vittoria St façade shown here on left) carried out in 1993 by Associated Architects.

Birmingham School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter. Original building completed in 1865 by J.G. Bland, converted to a goldsmith’s in 1890 by Martin & Chamberlain. Additions in 1906 & 1911 by Cossins, Peacock & Bewley. Most recent work (including changes to Vittoria St façade shown here on left) carried out in 1993 by Associated Architects.

Printing Works, Printing House Street, Birmingham. This is the only surviving part of John H.D. Madin & Partner’s Post & Mail development completed in 1966.

Printing Works, Printing House Street, Birmingham. This is the only surviving part of John H.D. Madin & Partner’s Post & Mail development completed in 1966.

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