latest news

  • 2 August 2015
    July 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    The works to the offices continues to progress well.  The first phase of the mechanical and electrical installations has commenced.  All the fire compartmentation work has been completed. We have now got a clear picture on the works that are required to the shops and we have started the rebuilding of the rear elevations, with […]
  • 2 August 2015
    July 2015 Update – Facade
    The scaffold removal has commenced which has revealed the new Grand Hotel signage.  The scaffolding has been completely removed to the lower of half of the Church Street elevation.  This has revealed the new solid brass windows to the lounge, and the original marble pilasters between the new window.  No-one knew these were marble until […]
  • 30 July 2015
    The Grand Unveiling
    Hortons’ Estate has completed the first phase of restoration works at The Grand on Colmore Row, Birmingham, at a cost of £4.1million. Over the next two months the wraps will be taken off the ornate stone and marble façades of the historic building overlooking St Philip’s cathedral and Church Street, fully exposing them for the […]
  • 24 July 2015
    Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2015
    The Grand was pleased to maintain its long relationship with the Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival in 2015 by sponsoring the Chinese Jitterbug Squad.    
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Barwick Street Facade
    Scaffolding to Barwick Street is now complete and the works to restore and repair this facade and roof are progressing well. We have decided to carry out further cleaning of the stonework to the building that corners onto Church Street, following a trial carried out earlier in the month.  Works remain on target to be […]
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    The works to the offices continue to progress well.  The first fix M & E is due to start shortly. Work on the shops is also progressing albeit a little more slowly than we originally hoped, due to issues with the condition of the building.  We are still confident of successful completion in the Autumn […]
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Facade
    The final few bits of the facade works have now been complete.  This is in preparation for the removal of the scaffolding which commences next month. The new lounge windows have been installed on Church Street.  These have been very well received by all.
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Roof
    The original slate tiles have been put back on to the first two towers. We are very pleased with their appearance. The steelwork is complete to the last pavilion with the insulated panels now being installed.  The ornate high level railings have been restored, these will be brought to site and re-fixed to the top […]
  • 2 June 2015
    Grand new office suites launched by Hortons’ Estate
    Hortons’ Estate has appointed chartered surveyors Johnson Fellows and Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) to market the refurbished offices at The Grand, Colmore Row. The family owned property company has invested more than £1.5m creating 10,000 sq ft of Grade A office suites on the first and second floors of the development, overlooking St Philip’s Cathedral. […]
  • 1 June 2015
    May 2015 Update – Barwick Street Facade
    The initial section of scaffolding has now been completed and handed over, the first inspection of this facade revealed some areas that need more work than first thought.