latest news

  • 1 November 2015
    October 2015 – New Core and Terrace
    The demolition of the old structure has been completed.  The works to build the new core and terrace should commence in the near future.          
  • 1 November 2015
    October Update – Roof
    The majority of works are complete to the roof with only some further slating work and snagging to be completed.  The high level scaffolding should be stripped by the end of November.  This will reveal the new roof in its entirety.        
  • 27 October 2015
    A Grand Event
    Hortons’ Estate held a dinner to mark the completion of the first phase of restoration works at The Grand, Colmore Row. The event was held in the former site office at the Grade II* listed development. Fifty people were invited to the candlelit dinner, including representatives from Midland Conservation Ltd, whose highly skilled stonemasons repaired […]
  • 17 September 2015
    August 2015 Update – New Core and Terrace
    We have commenced the enabling works for the construction of the new core and terrace.  This entails some demolition and repair and enhancement of the original below ground drainage.
  • 17 September 2015
    August 2015 Update – Facade
    Scaffolding has been removed to most of Colmore Row.  This now allows us to replace the damaged stone window sills above the shops. We hope to have all the scaffolding removed by the end of October.
  • 17 September 2015
    August 2015 Update – Roof
    The weather has caused us some delays but we should be on track to start to drop the remaining scaffolding on Colmore Row in mid September.  The new ribbon glazing at high level has been installed, this can be seen over the top of the scaffolding from the Church Yard. Click here to see our […]
  • 17 September 2015
    August 2015 Update – Barwick Street Facade
    Works are progressing, we have commenced the strip of the painted stone and brick work to the Barwick Street elevation.  This has revealed some heavily stained stone below the paint.  Our next challenge is to clean this stone.      
  • 17 September 2015
    August 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    The works to the offices continue to progress and they are now beginning to take shape. Interest is gaining pace from various occupiers. The structural works for the shop fronts continues, this is proving challenging due to the varying types of construction we have discovered.  Despite this occupier demand is strong and we hope to […]
  • 2 August 2015
    July 2015 Update – Roof
    We are nearly water tight to towers 1 and 2, with only the high level flat roofing to be done. The slab has been cast for the Presidential Suite balcony. The view is fantastic. The original railings are back onto tower 3 above the Presidential Suite. We are still on track to finish for the […]
  • 2 August 2015
    July 2015 Update – Barwick Street Facade
    Works are progressing well.  We have completed the repair works to the high level chimneys and commenced repair and restoration to the high level dormers on Barwick Street.