Progress on site

  • 2 March 2015
    February 2015 Update – Facade
    The façade continue to progress well.  We have decided to dismantle some of the scaffolding on Colmore Row which will accelerate the replacement of stonework to the recessed balcony areas. The pictures show these areas and the results of the stone replacement. .        
  • 2 March 2015
    February 2015 Update – Roof
    The original roof structure is now removed  with only a few timber members remaining to provide continued support to the building elevations.  Work has commenced to rebuild sections of damaged brickwork and also to install the padstones  which will eventually take the weight of the new steel structure.   Temporary “Trad” deck flooring is now […]
  • 2 March 2015
    February 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    The strip out of the shops and offices continues.  Further asbestos has been found and this has delayed completion. Despite this delay we are progressing with the selection of a contractor for the fit out works and anticipate completion this Summer. Marketing is going well with good interest being shown in all of the spaces.
  • 2 February 2015
    January 2015 Update – Roof
    Works to strip the original roof coverings and structure has commenced, with all the original slates being sorted and stored in the basement for re-use. The removal of the timber structure has all gone to plan with no unforeseen movement in the building. The team is working very hard sorting out all of the details […]
  • 2 February 2015
    January 2015 Update – Facade
    The façade works are continuing to progress with the upper storeys of the building now complete. You will be able to see through the new debris netting at high level revealing some of the fantastic new stonework.
  • 2 February 2015
    January 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    The strip out works have commenced with the removal of all the asbestos from the offices followed by stripping out of all latter additions. The design team are working hard to put the finishing touches to the plans and specifications for both the shops and the offices.
  • 5 January 2015
    December 2014 Update – Roof
    The works to replace the roof have begun. Barwick Street was closed on the weekend of the 29th November 2014 for the erection of a tower crane...
  • 5 January 2015
    December 2014 Update – Façade
    Restoration works to levels 4, 5 and 6 are complete except for the interface with the roof. Restoration works to Church Street are virtually complete, enabling the removal of the scaffold to the area of the façade adjoining Barwick Street...
  • 5 January 2015
    December 2014 Update – Shops and Offices
    Work has begun on the restoration of the shops and offices fronting Colmore Row with a target completion date of Summer 2015...
  • 3 December 2012
    Façade Contract Placed
    Hortons’ Estate has awarded the contract for the restoration of the Grand Hotel, Birmingham’s Colmore Row and Church Street façades to Aldridge based contractor Midland Conservation Limited...

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