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Event Organiser: ICE

Site visit: Platform 21, Birmingham

  • Networking
  • Birmingham
  • 19 March 2019
  • 17:00 - 18:00
Site visit: Platform 21, Birmingham

About this event

Platform 21 is the complete reimagining of the well-recognised ‘Woolworths’ or ‘The Charters’ building. The main entrance will be repositioned from the New Street side to the Stephenson Street elevation. The Stephenson Street façade is being completely remodelled, removing the outdated curtain walling and masonry, replacing it with sleek terracotta panels and glazing. Opposite the main entrance to New Street Station, this office space is situated at the heart of the country; gateway to the North, complimented with direct routes to the Capital, it will be a hub of activity.

The presentation will discuss some of the structural challenges involved with such a dramatic refurbishment. Adding four new lift cores, remodelling the façade, infilling multiple stories across the footprint, all with very few strengthening works needed, make this project truly unique.

The site visit will give visitors an idea of the scale of the project and they will be able to see some of the problematic areas first-hand.


Dan Shephard

Graduate Engineer, Curtins, Birmingham

Event venue

Platform 21
102 New Street
Birmingham B2 4HQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

e: [email protected]